Aisha Huang, the ‘galamsey kingpin’ deported in 2019, has returned to Ghana and has been re-arrested for illegal mining.
She was charged with two counts: mining without a license and engaging in the sale and purchase of minerals without a valid license.
She was detained alongside three other people: Johng Li Hua, Huang Jei, and Huaid Hai Hun.
Last Friday, Aisha Huang and her associates appeared in an Accra Circuit Court.
According to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), the court upheld Aisha’s plea because there was no Chinese interpreter present.
GNA stated that Detective Chief Inspector Frederick Sarpong pleaded in court for the accused to be remanded while investigations continue.
The galamsey kink and her associates were later arrested. They are scheduled to appear in court again on September 14, 2022.
Citi News understands that Aisha entered Ghana from a neighbouring country via a land border and sneaks out if she learns of a warrant for her arrest.
Below are a few details from GNA
According to the evidence presented in court, the complainants are security and intelligence officers, and the accused are Chinese nationals.
Aisha gained “notoriety” across the country for engaging in a series of small-scale mining activities known as galamsey, according to the prosecution.
Reports stated, that Aisha was arrested in 2017 for a similar offence but managed to “sneak out” of the country, avoiding prosecution.
The prosecution said, Aisha “snuck” into Ghana earlier this year after changing the details on her Chinese passport.
According to the complaint, Aisha resumed small-scale mining activities without a license and engaged in the purchase and sale of minerals in Accra without valid authority granted by the Minerals and Mining Act.
She also engaged in the sale and purchase of minerals with the three accused individuals, and intelligence led to their arrest, according to the prosecution.
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