The manner in which Chinese illegal miner, Aisha Huang departed Ghana following her arrest in 2017 has been a subject of controversy.

Miss Huang, according to the prosecution in her trial, sneaked out of the country which truncated her prosection.

It was perceived that the illegal mining kingpin was deported according to earlier reports back in 2018.

Since her recapture some weeks ago, the narrative has become a winding one.

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Aisha Huang is standing trial for some illegalities in Ghana’s mining sector [Photocredit: David Andoh]

When President Akufo-Addo on Monday said he is “not still sure whether she was in fact deported,” a section of Ghanaians were taken aback.

“Or whether she fled the country the first time and has now come back. There still seems to be some uncertainty about it,” he added at a Ho-based radion station.

Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah clarified that the notorious Chinese illegal mining kingpin was repatriated from Ghana in December 2018 and not deported.

He further insisted on Joy FM on September 13 that a repatriation order or note was issued to this effect.

According to Mr Oppong Nkurmah, the ‘galamsey’ queen was put on a flight and she exited the Ghanaian jurisdiction.

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Photocredit: David Andoh

However, this morning, during her trial at the Accra Circuit Court, the facts presented by the prosecution told another story.

The prosecution said the first accused sneaked out of the country after her initial arrest.

Aisha Huang, according to the D/Inspr Eric Osei-Mensah, then re-entered in a similar fashion this year.

This was after she changed the details on her Chinese passport to aid her to evade the authorities.

“The 1st accused again resumed the small scale mining activities without license and together with the 2nd, 3rd and 4th accused persons engaged in the purchase and sale of minerals in Accra without valid authority granted as required by the Minerals and Mining Act,” portions of the charge fact sheet read.

She was, however, remanded despite her absence for the rest of the session as prosecutors got the court to extend a warrant of arrest permitting them to hold Aisha for at least two weeks while they carry out further investigations.

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Aisha Huang’s accomplice collapses in court [Photocredit: David Andoh]

Meanwhile, Aisha Huang is to remain in police custody for the next two weeks as the Accra Circuit Court has turned down her request for bail.

Prosecutors got an Accra Circuit Court to extend a warrant of arrest permitting them to hold her for at least two weeks while they carry out further investigations.

The accomplice collapses

There was drama in court on Wednesday morning when the case of notorious illegal mining suspect, Aisha Huang was called.

During the proceedings at the Accra Circuit Court, something seemed off about one of her accomplices.

The said lady was earlier seen escorted into the court premises wearing a black T-shirt.

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Aisha Huang’s accomplice collapsed in court [Photocredit: David Andoh]

A few minutes before the ruling was delivered by the judge, the Chinese national is said to have collapsed.

Court correspondent, Joseph Ackah-Blay reports that she purportedly took ill and was conveyed to a hospital.

“Before we realised, she had just collapsed and had to be taken by the policemen and rushed out to the hospital,” he said on Joy FM’s Midday News.

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