Trial of Former MP Osama Al-Tamimi over Forgery Charge Starts on October 2

2019-09-26 - 6:34 م

Bahrain Mirror: Capital Governorate Chief Prosecutor Nawaf Al-Awadhi said that the Public Prosecution completed its investigations into the forgery incident, ordered the referral of former MP Osama Al-Tamimi to the criminal court and set October 2 as a date to consider the case before the fourth criminal minor court.

He said that the public prosecution received a notice from a person stating that he signed a leasing agreement with the former MP Osama Al-Tamimi to rent a gym hall. However, Al-Tamimi didn't pay the rent. The complainant filed a civil lawsuit demanding Al-Tamimi to pay the dues and evict the gym hall. The first-instance court ordered Al-Tamimi to pay the amount and evict the property, however, he rejected the verdict and appealed it through his lawyer by presenting forged receipts which were attributed to the complainant. When confronted with the forged documents, the accused's lawyer said that his client provided him with the documents to present them to the civil court.

The Public Prosecution initiated the investigation procedures immediately upon receiving the case, questioned the incident's witnesses and interrogated the accused. The documents were referred to the forensic forgery expert for examination, and he came to the conclusion that the documents under question were forged and that all of the text and signatures in those documents under question were handwritten by Al-Tamimi.

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