Police handwriting expert testifies against two Bakayimbira directors
Posted Wednesday, January 9 2013 at 02:00
Specialist says specimen signatures and those on the alleged false documents are similar.
A police handwriting expert has testified against two Bakayimbira Dramactors directors accused of issuing false cheques.
Ms Sylvia Chelangat told court that she was entrusted with the duty of examining the signatures on the documents in question.
“I compared the specimen signatures and handwriting with those on the alleged false cheque and I found them to be similar,” Ms Chelangat said.
She said the writings similarities are exhibited in letters connectivity, letter spacing and alignment.
Mr Charles James Senkubuge and Mr Andrew Benon Kibuuka attended the hearing before Buganda Road Court magistrate Julius Borore.
The suspects had no lawyer representing them.
It is alleged that on August 1, 2011 within Kampala, the duo issued false cheques to Mr Francis Mutebi to take to Stanbic Bank with a face value of Shs13 million.
Ms Giiba Nampiima, a police officer investigating the case, also told court that she secured the account statement of the Bakayimbira Dramactors account then and found it with only Shs2,732.
“Basing on the Stanbic Bank account statements, there is no doubt that the duo are signatory to this account that lacked sufficient funds,” Ms Nampiima said.
The trial magistrate adjourned the matter to February 7, for further hearing after the accused persons showed no objection to the findings of the handwriting expert.