The State has most well-liked fresh charges against three accomplices of En Huang, aka Aisha Huang, alleged unlawful miner standing trial for partaking within the unlawful act within the country.
The accused individuals are: Shi Yang, aka Philip, Li We Guo and Shi Mei Zhi.
They are said to have possessed solid residence permits.
Li We Guo and Shi Mei Zhi, who’re companions, are going through a cost of endeavor mining operation with out license.
They are said to have undertaken mining operation with out license granted by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources at Nwinso, close to Nkawkaw within the Eastern within the year 2017.
They have denied the offences.
The court docket presided over by Justice Lydia Osei-Marfo declined them bail saying they’d no social and monetary tides throughout the jurisdiction and certain not to return to face trial when granted bail.
“It is in the interest of justice that they are kept in prison custody pending trial,” the Court held.
It additional ordered prosecution to file disclosures and serve same on the accused individuals on their legal professionals.
The matter has been adjourned to December 14.
Meanwhile, the court docket has discharged a Vietnamese who was standing trial with the three accused individuals on the grounds that her charges have been immigration associated thus needs to be tried individually.
Narrating the fact of the case, Mrs Yvonne Atakora Obuobisa, the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) said on September 14, 2022, as a part of investigations into the case of En Huang, personnel of the Ministry of National Security, Kumasi, received information that the accused individuals have been dealing in gold.
The prosecution said Officers of the National Security, Kumasi, arrested Shi Yang, aka Philip, and the other accused individuals.
They additionally picked up a Vietnamese national from their residence at Paraku Estates close to Daaban, Kumasi within the Ashanti Region.
The prosecution said Shi Yang was the son of Shi Mei Zhi and Li Wei, accomplice of Shi Mei Zhi.
It said a search carried out at their Paraku Estate Residence produced 5 fee receipt with a complete face worth of GHS285,000 issued to Li We Guo.
The prosecution held that the receipt confirmed that the amount paid was for the acquisition of mining concessions, farmlands, groundwork, and switch of concessions.
It said the concessions have been situated at Kofi Pare, close to Suhum and that Shi Mei Zhi and Li Wei Guo who have been concerned within the transaction weren’t ready to mine at the time of their arrest.
The prosecution said the 2 companions have been said to have mined at Nwinso, close to Nkawkaw within the year 2017.
Shi Yang is said to be the Director of ShimaBen Ghana Limited, a company which took over En Huang’s Golden Asia Supermarket after her repatriation.
It said throughout investigation, two metallic safes, which contained money in a number of denominations, 19 small containers of mercury within the warehouse of ShemaBen in addition to excavator components and industrial oil have been discovered.
It said all of the three individuals had residence permits of their passports, however the Ghana Immigration Service discovered that they didn’t subject them.
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