Chinese galamsey queen, Aisha Huang‘s Ghanaian lawyer, Captain Nkrabea Effah Dartey, says his client is fully ensconced in Ghanaian society and describing her as a foreigner is unfair.
According to the former NPP Member of Parliament, Aisha owns a business here, is married and has a family here hence describing her as a flight risk is patently absurd as she absolutely wants to continue staying in Ghana.
“Aisha Huang loves Ghana and wants to be in Ghana and continue doing business here. She has a family in Ghana. To say that she is a foreigner and is a flight risk is unfair,” Effah Dartey is quoted to have said on Citi News as he continues to argue for her to be released on bail.
“My client is entitled to bail and since this virtual hearing denied her bail, my colleague lawyers and I are debating the next move which is most likely to repeat the application and if it is turned down, we will head to the Court of Appeal. We will press on till we get the bail.” he said.
Fresh Charges Filed Against Aisha Huang
The Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame filed fresh charges against embattled Galamsey queen, Aisha Huang.
The new charges are in respect of offences committed between 2015 and 2017.
According to the fresh charges filed on Friday, September 16, 2022, Aisha Huang is expected to face four offences.
They include Count One: Undertaking a mining operation without a license contrary to 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.
Count Two: Facilitating the participation of persons engaged in a mining operation contrary to section 99 (2)(a) & (3) of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006, Act 703 as amended by the Minerals and Mining (Amendment) Act 2019, Act 995.
Count Three: Illegal employment of foreign nationals contrary to section 24 of the Immigration Act, 2000 (Act 573).
Count Four: Entering Ghana while prohibited from re-entry contrary to section 20(4) of the Immigration Act, 2000, Act 573.
Hearing has been adjourned to October 11.