Former President John Mahama says it is possible to subject Chinese suspects to the laws of Ghana without necessarily compromising diplomatic ties.

According to him, some Ghanaians who will be caught breaching the law elsewhere are made to face the law, for which reason there should not be a problem doing the same in Ghana.

“When I was president, we valued the relations with China but if you are a Ghanaian and you go to China and you engage in illegality, they don’t say because of the good relation they have with Ghana, they are going to let you go scot-free,” he explained.

The conversation is in wake of concerns about ‘galamsey’ kingpin, Aisha Huang’s resurfacing in the country despite her supposed deportation.

Some experts have indicated the propensity of the case to spark a diplomatic row between the two countries.

However, Mr Mahama insists that his administration deported nearly 5,000 illegal Chinese miners which”didn’t destroy our relationship.”

“I deported almost 5,000 illegal Chinese miners. I didn’t say because of the good relations we have with China, we should allow them to continue to engage in illicit activities and we collaborated with the Chinese Embassies, they got 747s and they came and took their nationals away,” he told Accra-based TV3.

Meanwhile, the Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, has expressed his resolve to prosecute notorious illegal mining poster girl, Aisha Huang for her past and recent crimes.

President Akufo-Addo also says he is unsure she was initially deported from the country.

According to him, her re-emergence raises concerns about whether she left Ghana in the first place.

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