Lawyer arrested on Forgery

by Lawyer Wanz

A city lawyer has been charged with forging the official stamp and signature of a lawyer attched to the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) and using the forged stamp to fraudulently secure court orders against EACC.

Mr Jack Bigambo appeared before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Nanzushi and denied four counts linked to forgery.

Lawyer Jack Bigambo charged with forging a stamp and a signature of a fellow advocate

The lawyer is accused that on February 10, 2022 at Bigambo & Bigambo advocates office in Westlands, with intent to deceive, embossed a false stamp impression in the name of advocate and commissioner of oaths Grace Wambui on a supporting affidavit.

It was for the purpose of commissioning by purporting it to be a genuine stamp impression of Wambui.

He was charged with a second count that on the same date, he forged a signature on the supporting affidavit in the name of Ms Wambui.

He was further charged that on February 11, he fraudulently uttered a forged electronic record through anti-corruption and economic crime division, purporting it to be a genuine application commissioned by Ms Wambui.

The lawyer pleaded for lenient bond terms. He was released on a cash bail of Sh100,000. The case will be mentioned after two weeks.

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