- A Kumasi High Court has convicted four Chinese nationals for their involvement in illegal mining activities
- The four were charged for undertaking their illegal activities on a 40-acre land of Obuasi-based Seidu Fanzia School
- They are however expected to be deported for their illegal stay in the country
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News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that a Kumasi High Court has convicted four Chinese nationals for their involvement in illegal mining activities
According to a JoyNews report, the four were charged for undertaking their illegal activities on a 40-acre land belonging to Obuasi-based Seidu Fanzia School.
The culprits, Shi Li Wen, Huang Shen Jun, Li DeHao, and Lan Hai Song are however expected to be deported for their illegal stay.
Also, another reason for them being deported is for using fraudulent means to validate their stay and also working without the required permits.
Presiding Judge, His Lordship Justice Amedahe faulted officials at the Kumasi office of the Ghana Immigration Service for deliberately accepting applications of the convicts against their mandates.
The accused persons were found guilty of violating sections 23(1) and 35(1, d) of the Immigration Act 2000 (Act 573).
“The four Chinese citizens who have all violated sections 23(1) and 35(1, d) of the Immigration Act 2000 (Act 573) of Ghana ,” said the Presiding judge.
The convicts who could not meet the bail condition of ¢200,000 each with two sureties were ordered by the court to deposit their passports and work permits for fear of absconding before the final determination of the case.
They have remained in prison custody since April 19, 2021, until Thursday, when the court ordered their deportation.
Meanwhile, nine miners that were trapped in a pit at the Gbane mining area in the Upper East Region have died.
The bodies were retrieved two days after the pit caved in on them while they were mining.
According to a report filed by CitiNews, the police stated that the deceased miners, unfortunately, got trapped in a pit at the Moabok mining site following a downpour on the night of Monday, May 31, 2021.
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