Jul 5, 2011, 3:28 PM
The state prosecutors yesterday brought fresh charges against the former Managing Director of the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation, Edward Graham, at the Banjul Magistrates' Court before Magistrate Taiwo Algaba.
This development came barely a month after the state withdrew economic crimes charges against him.
Graham who denied the new charges of abuse of office and economic crimes was subsequently remanded in custody.
According to the particulars of offence on count one, Edward Graham, between January and December 2010, at Banjul and other places, as the Managing Director of the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation, abused the authority of his office and directed to be done arbitrary act to wit, directed Omar Sarr to employ Ancha Jammeh as the Finance Manager of Home Finance Company Gambia Limited, which is prejudicial to the right of the Home Finance Company Limited.
Count two of the charge sheet read that between January and December 2010, at Banjul, being employed in the public service as the Managing Director of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation, he wilfully caused the loss of D73,000 to Home Finance Company Gambia Limited.The case was adjourned till 23 May 2011, for a formal bail application.