Forging signatures is against the law: TLTB GM
August 30, 2018 12:49 am
Forging signatures or signing on behalf of someone else without their knowledge is against the law says iTaukei Land Trust Board General Manager Northern Josaia Waqairatu.
Speaking to villagers of Visoqo in Namuka, Macuata, Waqairatu says rural iTaukei communities have a habit of signing off someone’s name when they are not physically present.
He says this happens a lot during village and clan meetings and usually involves people signing on behalf of their parents, siblings and cousins.
Waqairatu says documents usually forged with signatures include village, district meeting minutes, letters from clans and landowning units and lease documents amongst others.
He warned the villagers that if they are doing this they can be charged with forgery and taken to court.
Waqairatu says they have received numerous complaints cases on the matter.
He adds, the people have the right to take the complaint to the police as well.