Alas! 'Galamsey queen' Aisha Huang deported

Alas! 'Galamsey queen' Aisha Huang deported

The Ghana Immigration Service have deported a Chinese national, Aisha Huang who has been noted for undertaking illegal mining activities in parts of Ghana.

Popularly called 'galamsey queen', Aisha Huang who was said to have gain notoriety in illegal small scale mining got arrested in April this year together with four other compatriots during a swoop on illegal miners in the Amansie Central District of the Ashanti region.

Alas! 'Galamsey queen' Aisha Huang deported
Aisha Huang. Source: supplied
Source: UGC

Aisha and her compatriots were first arraigned before court on May 9, 2018 for engaging in illegal small scale mining popularly called 'galamsey' at Bepotenten.

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After few adjournments of the case in court, Aisha and her compatriots were given bail. Just recently, published a story that Aisha Huang was still engaged in illegal mining according to a task force that went to her site.

On December 19, 2018, an Accra High Court presided over by Justice Charles Ekow Baiden discharged Aisha Huang and the four accused Chinese nationals based on an application of 'nolle prosequi' by state prosecutor Mercy Arthur.

According to the application, the state was no more interested in prosecuting Aisha Huang and her accomplices thus decided to discontinue the case.

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The judge who previously complained about delay in the case accepted the application by the state prosecutor and consequently discharged Aisha Huang and the other four Chinese nationals.

After getting discharged from the court, officials from the Ghana Immigration Service hinted that Aisha Huang and her accomplices will be deported with immediate effect.

They argue that the five Chinese nationals from the onset did not have the requisite permit to engage in small scale mining or other business in Ghana; thus deserved to be deported.

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