The re-arrest of notorious Chinese galamsey queen Aisha Huang had nothing to do with the intelligence services but due to her landlord reporting her to the authorities, the Small Scale Miners Association of Ghana has revealed.
According to the President of the Association, Michael Kwadwo Peprah, Aisha’s cover was blown by her Ghanaian landlord after they got into a disagreement over her rent.
This account contradicts official statements from government officials which claimed Aisha was placed under surveillance immediately after she entered the country before her eventual arrest.
Peprah claims that Aisha’s landlord gave out her apartment to another Chinese citizen after her deportation and upon her return, Aisha expected to be reimbursed for her rent.
Aisha allegedly went as far as to threaten the current Chinese occupant of her former apartment which led her landlord to take action.
“On her return to Ghana, she saw another person in the apartment. She felt cheated and was requesting for the balance of the rent she paid. She went to threaten the Chinese tenant who was staying in the apartment. The fear of what Aisha Huang might do to them is what led to the Chinese tenant and the landlord coming to Accra to report her which eventually lead to her arrest,” Peprah told Adom News in an interview.
In an interview on Accra-based Citi FM, Government’s spokesperson on Security and Governance, Palgrave Boakye-Danquah explained that Huang became a subject of National Security tracking immediately she entered the country.
“She arrived with forged documents that do not even represent her name. But because of how good our security services are, we have had to follow her to be sure that she as the same person that was deported out of the country.
“And over several weeks, we arrested her and we got to know that she entered into the country with forged documents,” he told journalist Umaru Sanda Amadu.