Chinese national and popular galamsey activist, Aisha Huang has on Wednesday, September 14 been denied bail by an Accra Circuit Court presided over by Bright Acquah.
Aisha Huang and three other Chinese nationals have been arraigned before court for their involvement in illegal mining activities popularly referred to as ‘galamsey’.
The four have been in police custody for the past fourteen days after their arrest even though they have pleaded not guilty to all charges levelled against them.
At a court hearing today, the Counsel 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.
He prayed to the court to grant his clients bail since they have people of good substance to stand as sureties for them.
But Chief Inspector Frederick Sarpong, opposed the bail application on grounds that if granted bail, the accused would hamper investigations.
He prayed the court to remand the accused persons into police custody with the assurance that counsels will have access to them whenever the need be.
The judge, Bright Acquah in his ruling said the “accused may not appear to stand trial and may interfere with evidence and hamper trial” and subsequently remanded the them to police custody.
The suspects are to re-appear before the court on September 27, 2022…