Aisha Huang’s trial: Witness denies testifying to save himself from investigations 

Aisha Huang’s trial: Witness denies testifying to save himself from investigations 

The third prosecution witness in En Huang’s trial at an Accra High Court has denied testifying to save himself from additional investigations and the cost of partaking in unlawful mining. 

Nana Sarfo Prempeh, a Director of Volta Resources Limited, a company tasked to undertake exploration in some concessions within the Ashanti Region, said: “I reject that accusation. I am here to give evidence to ensure that justice is done to the perpetrator (En Huang) who illegally mined from the year 2015 to 2017.” 

Nana Prempeh accused En Huang of inflicting “wholesale damage” to the livelihood of farmers whose farm produce have been destroyed and the fact that she additionally brought on injury to the water our bodies within the Ashanti area thereby denying residents clear ingesting water. 

The third prosecution witness was answering questions under cross-examination administered by Miracle Attachey, counsel for Aisha Huang, the alleged galamasey queen, standing trial amongst others for partaking in unlawful mining at Bepotenten within the Ashanti Region within the year 2017 and re-entering Ghana although prohibited. 

En Huang aka Aisha Huang has pleaded not responsible to the varied expenses and the Court presided over by Mrs Justice Lydia Osei Marfo has remanded her into lawful custody. 

Defence Counsel (DC): Is it as a result of investigations have been against Volta Resource that you’re keen to give proof in respect of a case which doesn’t have any co-relation to your company? 

Witness: It is incorrect. I’m sitting right here immediately and giving proof against En Huang as a result of she was particularly engaged in unlawful mining in Volta Resources Concessions. 

DC: Have you ever met En Huang? 

Witness: Yes. I do know En Huang to be engaged in unlawful activities. En Huang makes appearances to declare seized machines on each event that Volta Resources had encountered her. 

DC: Have you met En Huang in individual before? 

Witness: I met her in October 2015 when 4 of her excavators have been seized on the concessions of Volta Resources by Law Enforcement Authorities and same have been deposited at the 4th Infantry Battalion in Kumasi. 

DC: I put it to you that En Huang doesn’t personal any excavator or mining gear as alleged by you? 

Witness: En Huang appeared to declare possession of excavators and mining gear present in Volta Resource concessions. 

DC: There isn’t any proof that En Huang owns any seized excavator. 

Witness: I disagree. I’ve a pen drive which has media experiences of sequence of demonstrations carried out by some residents of Gyaaman and Bepotenten, following unlawful activities of En Huang. 

DC: Have you been current in individual in all these incidents of alleged seizure of mining gear and look of En Huang? 

Witness: In some cases, I used to be current and in other cases I used to be not current. 

DC: You have been not too long ago arrested in respect of the operations of your company? 

Witness: I’ve by no means been arrested. I used to be solely invited by the state Security Investigative Authorities, and I gave statements to that impact. 

The matter has since been adjourned to November 29. 

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