Aisha Huang, the embattled Chinese galamsey businesswoman, is considering filing another bail application in response to the Attorney General’s new charges.
She may also be taking her case to the Court of Appeal.
Last week, her lawyer, Nkrabea Effah Dartey, revealed this on TV3’s News 360.
It came after the Attorney General and Minister of Justice revisited her High Court case. Aisha Huang was charged with four counts in an Accra High Court on Friday, September 16.
The first is that between 2015 and 2017, she conducted a mining operation at Bepotenten in the Ashanti Region without a licence, in violation of Section 99(2)(a) of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006, Act 703, as amended by the Minerals and Mining (Amendment) Act 2019, Act 995.
The second offence is facilitating the participation of four Chinese in illegal mining at Bepotenten.
This also brings her into conflict with Ghanaian law, as she employed foreign nationals in violation of Section 24 of the Immigration Act, 2000, Act 573, her third offence.
Finally, she returned to Ghana in violation of Section 20(4) of the Immigration Act of 2000, Act 573.
On Friday, September 2, she was arrested again. Reacting to these fresh charges, lawyer Effah Dartey said “the best that any lawyer can do for her in the current circumstances is either to repeat the application for bail or go to the higher level which is the Court of Appeal”.
Aisha Huang’s bail application at the Accra Circuit Court on two charges of illegal mining and engaging in the sale and purchase of minerals without a valid license was denied last Wednesday.
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