Ex-Policewoman in Court for forgery

A female Police Officer, who was dismissed for alleged forgery last month, appeared in the Supreme Court on Monday. 

Former Constable Pelenatete Leitua is facing several charges for allegedly forging a Police report and is suspected to have accepted $50 tala in payment for the forged document. 

Presided over by Justice Leiataualesa Daryl Clarke, Ms. Leitua was asked if she is a Police Officer. 

In response, the former officer said she has been dismissed and is no longer with the Police Force. 

Prosecutor and Assistant Attorney General, Magele Leone Sua, said the prosecution is yet to finalise charges against the accused and requested an adjournment. 

Justice Leiataualesa granted an adjournment until March 16, on which date the former officer will reappear. 

He also reminded the accused that, should she want to be represented by a lawyer, she is given two weeks to do so or otherwise she can apply for legal aid. 

Ms. Leitua has been granted bail on conditions she surrenders all travel documents; signs in with the Police; and refrains from contacting the prosecution's witnesses. 



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