The accused illegal miner Aisha Huang and three other people have once more been denied bail by Accra Circuit Court 9.
Chinese nationals’ attorneys claimed that continuing to hold the accused people sent the incorrect message to the world community.
Captain Rtd. Nkrabea Effah Dartey, her attorney, was concerned that people could get the wrong idea and believe that foreigners cannot obtain justice through Ghanaian courts.
Thus, he vehemently asked the Court to focus on the two accusations at hand and not be distracted by events taking place outside the courtroom.
However, the prosecution contended that even though the accused were foreigners, they were nonetheless subject to the same laws that applied to citizens.
Additionally, that the accused were not given any special treatment.
However, His Honor, Justice Samuel Bright Acquah, believed that the charges brought against the accused defendants took the impact of illicit mining on the nation’s water systems very seriously.
His Honour was of the considered opinion that the courts must now more than ever be tough on illegal mining-related offenses based on communication from the Ghana Water Company Limited regarding the impact of galamsey on the cost of water treatment and the potential risk of the country losing its water sources.
As a result, His Honour Samuel Bright Acquah denied the bail request and ruled that the defendants should remain in custody.
On October 12 Aisha Huang and the other three characters is expected to return to court.