An Accra Circuit Court earlier today Wednesday, September 14, 2022 denied galamsey kingpin Aisha Huang who has been charged for illegal mining bail.
This comes after she pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against her.
The Chinese national has been charged for engaging in sales of minerals without license and mining without license.
The proceedings today (Sept 14) was without drama as one of the suspects charged alongside Aisha, Jong Li Hua, collapsed in the course of the hearing.
Aisha Huang was arrested through a National Security operation after she reportedly ‘sneaked’ into the country to again undertake the illegal mining activity.
Aisha is currently facing criminal charges with three others at an Accra Circuit Court.
The other accused persons, all Chinese, are Jong Li Hua, Huang Jei and Huiad Hiahu.
The three have also pleaded not guilty to the sale of mining equipment without license
Cousnel for the accused, Nkrabeah Effah Dartey, in his bail application described the charges as minor and wondered why after 14 days of Aisha’s remand, the police had not been able to complete its thorough investigations.
According to him, the media had placed too much emphasis on what he described as “A small case”.
He added that his clients had people of good substance to stand as sureties for them.