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Graham economic crimes case resumes

Nov 4, 2011, 1:00 PM | Article By: Malamim Conteh

The economic crimes trial involving Edward Graham, former Managing Director of Social Security and Housing Financial Corporation, has resumed at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul with more testimonies.

Omar Baldeh yesterday testified as the second prosecution witness, and told the court that he is the assistant accountant at the Home Finance Company.

He said he was employed at the Home Finance Company in 2008, adding that on 24 March 2011, he was called at the NDEA office in order to shed light on the employment of Ancha Jammeh at Home Finance Company Limited.

 Baldeh added that, in April 2011, Ms Jammeh was introduced to him as the new finance manager, because Paul Bahoum’s contract was over.

He added that Paul Bahoum did not make any handing-over, stating that he was told that Ancha Jammeh was not competent and, as a result, the general manager hired a chartered accountant to train both him (the witness) and Ms Jammeh.

He said that as the handing-over was not made, the chartered accountant decided not to train him, and instead trained only Ancha Jammeh since, according to the chartered accountant; he (the witness) was only an assistant.

 The witness said he did not know the exact amount the chartered accountant was paid, but it was between D73,000 and D76,000.

The case at that juncture was adjourned till 10th November 2011.