A LAWYER and a businessman charged with a count of forgery each appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday.
Aseri Vakaloloma and Ben Padarath were charged by FICAC.
Defence lawyer Filimoni Vosarogo asked the court presided over by Chief Magistrate Usaia Ratuvili for time to consolidate the agreed facts.
Mr Vosarogo also applied for bail variation for Mr Vakaloloma, saying that under the current bail conditions, his client was required to report weekly to the Central Police Station.
Mr Vosarogo told the court Mr Vakaloloma had been reporting to the station since the day the court order was released. He added that as a result of Mr Vakaloloma's work schedule, he wished to report once a month.
Mr Ratuvili said it was necessary for the accused to make a formal application to the High Court.
The case has been adjourned to April 10. It is alleged that between October 14 and October 31 in 2009, the men forged the Articles of Association of BECP Engineering Construction Fiji Ltd.
They did this by creating a page and altering the particulars of subscribers from Adishwar Padarath, of 57 Duncan Rd, Domain, Suva, to Voreqe Bainimarama, of 228 Ratu Sukuna Rd, Domain, Suva.
Mr Vakaloloma allegedly signed as a witness to the signature while Mr Padarath signed as one of the subscribers.