NDC’s claim to bring back Aisha Huang for prosecution mere political talk-Lawyer

A private legal practitioner, lawyer Isaac Danso, has said, the claim by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) that it would bring Aisha Huang-the galamsey queen- back for prosecution is mere political talk.

In the view of the lawyer, the position taken by the NDC, is only meant to score political points and would not be a feasible move.

He told Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that until China agrees to extradite Aisha, Ghana would be able to have her return for prosecution.

According to him, because the Chinese national was deported after government filed nolle prosequi in the galamsey case, it would be difficult to have her  back for prosecution without the approval of the Chinese government.

The NDC says it will bring back Chinese national Aisha Huang to Ghana to face prosecution for illegal mining

The Minority Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa made the disclosure.

Mr Ablakwa’s disclosure comes on the back on an attempt by Ghana’s Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo’s justification of the decision to discontinue the prosecution of Aisha Huang for illegally mining in Ghana.

Aisha Huang was deported to her home country China late last year.

Speaking at a Town Hall meeting abroad, Mr Osafo Marfo argued vehemently that jailing the ‘Galamsey Queen’ would not have solved Ghana’s teething economic challenges.

“Today, the main company that is helping develop the infrastructure system in Ghana is Sinohydro, it is a Chinese Company. It is the one that is going to help process our bauxite and provide about $2 billion to us,” he said.

“So, when there are these kinds of arrangements, there are other things behind the scenes. Putting that lady [Aisha] in jail in Ghana is not going to solve your economic problems.

“It is not going to make you happy or me happy, that’s not important, the most important thing is that she has been deported from Ghana…” he added.

Commenting on the development Saturday on News File, Mr Ablakwa said former President Mahama has resolved to extradite Aisha Huang to Ghana to face the full rigours of the Ghanaian laws.

“I am saying this with the backing of my flagbearer [former President Mahama] and my party that the NDC will trigger the extradition of Aisha Huang to face prosecution in future NDC government,” he stated.

However, lawyer Danso says the claims by the legislation are based on political score cards and would be an easy thing to do.

Meanwhile, he has described as bad the decision by government to discontinue although it was lawful.

The discretion exercised by government he said was poorly exercised because Chinese national violated our mining laws and should have been punished in accordance with the laws of Ghana.

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