A Sekondi High Court has been compelled to adjourn the hearing of the illegal mining in River Ankobra case, involving five Chinese nationals and their Ghanaian associates.
The hearing of the case was supposed to commence on Monday, April 10 but had to be adjourned to next Monday, April 24, after it was disclosed that there was no certified Chinese interpreter to explain the case proceedings to the Chinese nationals involved.
According to a report by Citifmonline.com, the legal representative for the suspects, Stephen Alewabah said the case was postponed to April 24 when the court could not provide a certified Chinese interpreter to translate the proceedings.
The suspects, numbering 10 have been remanded into custody until the net hearing.
On Friday, March 25, the Western Regional Commander of Police, DCOP Kwesi Duku led a team to make the arrests of the suspects on charges of illegal mining activities.
The suspects appeared before the Sekondi Magistrate Court and were later remanded by the Sekondi High Court, to reappear before it when the matter was transferred.