- Former regional minister Ackon has stated he did not know of Aisha Huang till recently
- He said he released Aisha's equipment because the raid that seized them was illegal
Mr. John Alexander Ackon, a former Ashanti Regional Minister under the erstwhile Mahama administration, has revealed why he authorized the released of Aisha Huang’s mining equipment last year.
Ms En Huang, popularly known as Aisha Huang or Yaa Asantewa, is said to have been deeply involved in illegal small scale mining activities, or galamsey. It’s been reported that she [Aisha] has kept herself and her entourage out of the law’s grips with the help of high ranking officials in the government.
Miss Huang is said to have been in possession of lewd sex tapes that she’s used to blackmail government officials, forcing them to perpetually come to her aid every time she was within the grips of the law.
Recently a letter has been circulating in the media signed by the then secretary of the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC), Mr. Kofi Jumo Asobonteng on behalf of the regional minister. The letter authorized the release of four excavators and a Toyota pickup truck belonging to Aisha Huang last year.
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In an attempt to disassociate himself from Ms Huang’s dealings, former regional minister Ackon broke his silence and gave an interview to Asempa FM.
Speaking in the interview, the government official said although the letter is not a fake one, he stressed that he did not know the notorious galamsey queen up until very recently.
He stated that the task force that was constituted to survey the activities of illegal small scale minors in the region during his tenure in office found that the raid that resulted in the seizure of Aihsa’s equipment was illegal.
He said that the deputy regional minister, the BNI, the National Security, and military personnel all took part in the illegal raid. Thus according to Mr. Ackon, the council called for the release of the Chinese national’s equipment.
“The chairman of the Regional Security Council was the implementer of any decision at the meeting; hence the secretary to the chairman was responsible for writing,” he added.
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