Aisha Huang, Galamsey queen, Akwasi Addai Odike
Aisha Huang aka Galamsey queen

Galamsey queen Aisha Huang doesn’t sleep in police cells — Odike

Akwasi Addai popularly called Odike, the founder and leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP) has alleged that the Chinese national Aisha Huang, nicknamed ‘galamsey queen’ who was re-arrested for illegal mining is not being kept in a police cell despite being denied bail.

According to him, he did not trust the security officers handling the issue and was convinced that the lady is not sleeping in police cells.

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Speaking on TV3, he said, “I can tell you on authority, Aisha Hυang doesn’t sleep in police cells.”


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He said even President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo could not even tell if Aisha Huang was deported or not after her arrest in 2018.

Aisha Huang, Galamsey queen, Akwasi Addai Odike
Akwasi Addai Odike

Odike added: “Even the president is saying that he is not sure that she was deported. So you trust our security apparatus? No.”

On Tuesday, September 27, 2022, the Accra Circuit Court denied bail to Aisha Huang and three others.

Lawyers for the galamsey queen said the continuous detention of the accused persons was sending the wrong signals to the international community.


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Lead counsel for Aisha Huang, Captain Rtd. Nkrabea Effah Dartey was worried that the impression being created was that foreign nationals would not find Justice before the Courts of Ghana.

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He thus strongly urged the Court not to be bothered by happenings outside the courtroom, but to consider only the two charges before it.

The prosecution argued that the accused persons, though foreign nationals, were bound by provisions of the law as much as any citizen would be bound. And that the accused persons were not being treated any differently.

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