Deported or not: The reality is that Aisha Huang wasn’t taken anywhere – Dafeamekpor

South Dayi lawmaker Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor has said Chinese galamsey queen Aisha Huang was not taken away when she was supposed to have been deported in 2018.

His comment comes at a time President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo stated he was not sure whether or not Aisha Huang was actually deported.

Speaking on Ho-based Stonecity Radio on Tuesday, September 13, President Akufo-Addo expressed uncertainty as to whether the popular Chinese businesswoman was deported or she fled the country instead.

“When you have the situation like this woman [Aisha Huang]…I am not still sure whether she was in fact deported or whether she fled the country the first time and has now come back or whatever but there still seems to be some uncertainty about it,” he said.

Speaking on the Sunrise show on 3FM  Thursday September 15, Mr Dafeamekpor said “The President says he wasn’t sure whether he was deported and the Information minister gave his own explanation. The reality is that Aisha Huang wasn’t taken anywhere.”

Meanwhile, the Accra Circuit Court has remanded into police custody Aisha Huang and three others standing trial for unlawfully engaging in small-scale mining without license.

The four accused appeared before the Court on Wednesday, September 14 and pleaded not guilty to the two charges of mining without a licence and engaging in the sale and purchase of minerals without a valid licence.

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Defence lawyer Nkrabea Effah Darteh argued that all Ghanaians subject to the laws for which his clients are standing trial are innocent until proven guilty.

Therefore, he prayed the court, presided over by Justice Samuel Bright Appiah, to grant all the four accused bail.

He said it is the media that have blown the case beyond proportion and that his clients are ready with surety for bail.

But prosecution said the public interest in the case demands that the accused are remanded for thorough investigations to continue.

It said the accused, especially Aisha Huang, has a history of deceiving persons and leaving the country.

In considering both arguments, Justice Bright Appiah denied the accused bail and remanded them into police custody.

They are to reappear on Tuesday, September 27.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana