En Huang a.k.a. Aisha has been granted bail together with four other Chinese – Gao Jin Cheng, Lu Qi Ju, Haibin Gao and Zhang Zhipeng -illegal miners by the Accra High Court presided over by Mr Justice Charles Ekow Baiden.
The bail was granted after the court held that the state failed to prove that Aisha and her compatriots would interfere with investigations. Also the court was of the view that the state failed to prove that the accused persons were flight risk and would not avail themselves to stand trial when granted bail.
The bail for Huang was set at Ghc 500,000 with two sureties , all to be justified. The other four were each granted bail in the sum of Ghc 500,000 with one surety, to be justified. The court held that all the sureties must be Ghanaians with their residence verified.
The court also ruled that all the passport and travelling documents of all the accused persons should be deposited with the court registrar to be transferred to the Director General of the Ghana Immigration Service.
Also, they are to report to the Inspector – General of Police and the Director General of the Ghana Immigration Service twice a week.
Aisha has been charged with undertaking small-scale mining operations, contrary to Section 99 (1) of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006, (Act 703), providing mine support services without valid registration with the Minerals Commission, contrary to Section 59 and 99 (2) of the Minerals and Mining Act and illegal employment of foreign nationals, contrary to Section 24 of the Immigration Act, 200 (Act 573) and Regulation 18(1) of the Ghana Immigration Regulations, 2001 (L.I.1691).
The others have been charged with disobedience of directive given under the Immigration Act 2000 (Act 573).
The case has been adjourned to June 16, 2017.
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