Aisha Huang is charged with 4 new offenses by A-G.

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Aisha Huang, the “galamsey” queen, has been charged with fresh crimes by Attorney General and Minister of Justice Godfred Yeboah Dame for offenses committed between 2015 and 2017.

On Friday, September 16, 2022, further charges were brought. As follows:

Count One: Violating section 99(2)(a) of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006, Act 703 as amended by the Minerals and Mining (Amendment) Act 2019, Act 995, by conducting a mining activity without a license.

Count Two: Facilitating the participation of persons engaged in a mining operation contrary to section 99 (2)(a) & (3) of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006, Act 703 as amended by the Minerals and Mining (Amendment) Act 2019, Act 995.

Count Three: Illegal employment of foreign nationals contrary to section 24 of the Immigration Act, 2000 (Act 573).

Count Four: Entering Ghana while prohibited from re-entry contrary to section 20(4) of the Immigration Act, 2000, Act 573.

The Chinese national was presented for arraignment on Friday before the Criminal Division of the High Court, which was presided over by Justice Lydia Marfo.

Lawyer for the accused put in a bail application which was denied and the accused was remanded into prison custody.

The hearing will be held on October 11. The Attorney-General is likely to take over the caseload for crimes that happened this year soon from National Security.

At first, the “galamsey” queen was charged with selling and buying minerals in Accra without a license and mining without a license.

Aisha Huang is accused of conspiring with three other people.

She and her three accomplices came before the Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday, and they were all ordered into detention for the ensuing two weeks.

In order to hold her for at least two weeks while conducting additional investigations, prosecutors were able to convince the Accra Circuit Court to extend an arrest warrant.

Attorneys for Miss Huang, who is accused of mining without a permit, made a compelling argument for the granting of bail.

But the court turned down the bail application.

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