The Criminal Division of the Accra High Court has ruled that galamsey kingpin Aisha Huang is a flight risk and would not avail herself to stand trial when granted bail.
The court presided over by Justice Lydia Osei Marfo ruled that, looking at the circumstances of the case and brief facts of her latest charges, the court is not convinced that, when granted bail she will appear to stand trial.
The Justice of the High Court was of the considered view that, remanding the accused person was in the best interest of justice before remanding her into prisons custody to re-appear on October 11, 2022.
On Friday, September 16, the accused person was arraigned on charges of illegally undertaking a small-scale mining operation contrary to section 99 of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006, Act 703 and illegal employment of foreign nationals contrary to sections 24 and 52(1) (d)of the Immigration Act,2000, Act573.
Count 1: Undertaking a mining operation without a licence 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 2: 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 3: Illegal employment of foreign nationals contrary to section 24 of the Immigration Act, 2000 (Act 573).
Count 4: Entering Ghana while prohibited from re-entry contrary to section 20(4) of the Immigration Act, 2000, Act 573.
Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5/Murtala Inusah