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Judgment set in former SSHFC MD case

Feb 7, 2012, 1:40 PM | Article By: Sainey M.K. Marenah

A date has been set for judgment in the economic crimes case involving Edward Graham, former managing director of the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC), at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul.

Graham was last year indicted by the state for allegedly causing economic losses to the Home Finance Company, a subsidiary of SSHFC.

The development followed the closure of both the prosecution and defence case, after months of intense argument in court.

The case was set for both parties to file in their briefs yesterday, however both agreed to waive the filing of briefs.

Shortly after both counsel made their intentions known to the court, the trial Judge, Justice Emmanuel Nkea, then adjourned the case for Judgment on 15 February 2012.

Graham was accused by state prosecutors of willfully causing the loss of D73,000 to the Home Finance Company Gambia Limited.

Prosecutors said Graham did so when he was the Managing Director of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

The prosecution had called several witnesses in support of its case, while the accused person testified in his own defence, but did not call any witness.

Graham denied any wrongdoing, when the charges against him were made last year.