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Ghana news: Aisha Huang’s case won’t be pursued, 5 accused discharged

Devdiscourse News Desk Accra
Updated: 19-12-2018 17:44 IST

State prosecutors have filed a nolle prosequi (while means 'no longer to pursue') to discontinue the trial of En Huang aka Aisha and four other Chinese alleged to be involved in illegal mining (galamsey – the phrase derived from 'gather them and sell', is a local Ghanaian term which means illegal small-scale gold mining in Ghana, West Africa).

Senior State Attorney, Ms Mercy Arthur, presented the application for nolle prosequi to the Accra High Court, presided over by Mr Justice Charles Ekow Baiden, Graphic Online noted. The court released the five accused base on the applications. The state will soon deport the five Chinese people.

Aisha had a mining concession at Bepotenten and also operated a mining support services company. The other accused persons were employed by her to work at the mining site.