Chinese mining kingpin granted bail

The Chinese woman arrested for illegally mining in Ghana, Aisha Huang, has been granted bail eventually after two previous failed attempts.

The court on Friday granted her and four others partial freedom with the sum of GH¢ 500,000 each and two surities both to be justified after spending well over three weeks behind bars. Justice Charles Edward Ekow Baiden adjourned the case to June 16.

Judge Baiden in his ruling said the state and prosecution could not prove with facts why the accused persons should not be granted bail. He added that counsel of the State have not given the court the time it will need to finish their investigations.

He also ordered that the accused persons must report themselves twice in a week to the police and the immigration and also must hand over their passports and travelling documents to the Registrar of the High court. The case was adjourned for the plea of the accused to be taken. The judge told the prosecution to put their house in order by seven days because he will not tolerate any unnecessary adjournments.

On Tuesday May 23, 2017, Ms Huang went berserk after the court refused her bail for the second time.

She was arrested on Saturday, May 6, following the arrest of four other Chinese nationals who confessed working as illegal miners for Aisha at Bepotenten in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti region.

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) said Aisha was the kingpin of a Chinese galamsey gang, with other members being Gao Jin Cheng 45, Lu Qi Jun 39, Haibin Gao 26 and Zhang Zhi Peng 23.

Ashanti Regional Deputy Commander of GIS, Chief Superintendent Peter Adu-Appiah, disclosed that it took officers of the Service more than four hours to get the lady arrested as she let loose her wild dogs on them, in an effort to resist arrest.

Aisha Huang was finally nabbed when she went to the GIS regional office to plead for the release of the four Chinese illegal miners, even though she was being sought after without her knowledge.

By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Daakyene Ofosu Agyemang