A reverend minister and one other particular person have been introduced before an Accra High Court for his or her alleged involvement within the current galamsey activities involving the Chinese unlawful miners within the country.

The 59-year-old minister, Rev. Wallace Dela-Brown, and Wilberforce Essien have been arraigned on two counts of conspiracy to mine and not using a licence and contracting non-Ghanaians to undertake mining operations and services and not using a licence granted by the minister.

They have pleaded not responsible to the costs.

The two had been subsequently admitted to bail within the sum of GH¢2 million each with two sureties by the court docket, presided over by Justice Mary Maame Ekue Yanzuh.

Per the bail situations, the sureties ought to be justified with landed properties and should be residents of Accra.

The accused are additionally to deposit their passport, and passport footage with the registrar of the court docket.

They are additionally to report to the police as soon as each week.

Per the transient info of the case offered to the court docket by an Assistant State Attorney (ASA), Derick Ackah had been that on September 8, 2022, police had information about unlawful mining activities, popularly referred to as galamsey, at Teleku-Bokazo close to Nkroful within the Western Region involving some Chinese who had been residing at Esiama.

He said that primarily based on the information gathered, the police mounted an operation at Esiama the place suspects, Huang Qian Xi, LiJian Wen, Huang Qian Sheng, Shi Zhong Qi and Wei LinXi, who’re all Chinese, had been arrested.

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