Aisha Huang, the kingpin of Chinese galamsey, sobbed in court today.
Although the cause of her weeping is unknown, prior reports from court indicate that one of her coworkers, the second accused Johng Li Hua, a Chinese woman herself, became ill during court proceedings and sobbed bitterly.
According to information from her family, Johng Li is taking some medications, according to her attorney, Frank Kumako.
She was then taken right away to the hospital.
The Accra Circuit Court has, in the meantime, refused to grant bail to Aisha Huang and the other three Chinese nationals she was detained with 9.
On September 14, 2022, during proceedings, the lead defense attorney for the defendant, Nkrabea-Effah Dartey, requested bail for his client and her three other Chinese co-accused.
On Monday, September 5, 2022, the court remanded Ms. Huang, who is accused of engaging in the sale and acquisition of minerals without a permit and of mining without a permit, together with three other citizens of China.
The case has been postponed until September 27, 2022, by the court.
But the Accra Circuit Court 9 has refused to grant her bail. Bail was denied to her three Chinese colleagues who were also detained.Aisha Huang and her co-defendants have been denied bail twice in less than two weeks.
Nkrabea-Effah Dartey, the lead attorney for the defendant, requested bail for his client and her three other Chinese co-defendants during proceedings on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.
On Monday, September 5, 2022, the court remanded Ms. Huang, who is accused of engaging in the sale and acquisition of minerals without a permit and of mining without a permit, together with 3 other citizens of China.
Due to their lack of legal counsel during their initial court appearance and the court’s failure to provide a Chinese interpreter for the proceedings, the suspects were remanded.
The prosecution had a concern with Aisha Huang’s request.
Bail for the accused could allow them the chance to influence witnesses and investigations, the prosecution claims, because new arrests have been made.
In addition to asserting public interest in the case, the prosecution said that Aisha Huang poses a flight risk since she has a history of smuggling illegally into and out of the nation.
The accused were remanded into custody and ordered to appear in court on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 after the court agreed with the prosecution’s position.