Notorious ‘galamsey queen’ Aisha Huang reportedly obtained a Ghana card in February 2022 despite being deported from the country in 2017, a new report has revealed.
Aisha received the national identification document under the name ‘Huang En’, which enables her to transact business seamlessly in the country she should have been a fugitive from.
She also reportedly easily travelled in and out of the country on multiple occasions as she reestablished her business as a mining magnate.
According to CitiNews, after her deportation, Aisha gradually worked her way back to Ghana, eventually entering via Ghana’s eastern land border with Togo.
Aisha resumed small-scale mining activities without a license and further engaged in the purchase and sale of minerals in Accra without valid authority as granted by the Minerals and Mining Act.
Huang also engaged in the sale and purchase of minerals with the three accused persons.
Aisha Huang was re-arrested following a police intelligence operation and arraigned before court Monday, September 5th 2022.
The court has remanded Aisha into custody without taking her plea, with the case set to be resumed on Wednesday, September 14th, 2022.
The case was adjourned following the unavailability of translators to aid communication with Ms Huang and three other suspects.
The notorious ‘galamsey’ queen was also not represented by a lawyer.
Under the circumstances, lead prosecutor, Chief Inspector Detective Frederick Sarpong called for an adjournment which was granted.
Aisha Huang was arrested alongside three other suspects in 2017, charged with undertaking small-scale mining operations contrary to Section 99 (1) of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703), providing mine support services without valid registration with the Minerals Commission contrary to Section 59 and 99 (2) of the Minerals and Mining Act; and also charged with illegal employment of foreign nationals (in breach of section 24 of the Immigration Act and regulation 18 of the Immigration Regulations).
After her initial arrest, she was deported in 2018 and the case against her was discontinued at the time due to diplomatic reasons.