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Trial of Aisha Huang to begin Nov 9 as state presents 11 witnesses

The trial of Chinese national infamous for galamsey charges, En Huang, also known as Aisha is set to begin on November 9.

Appearing in court Wednesday, November 2, Director of Public Prosecution, Yvonne Attakorah Obuobisa noted that they had filed all documents including witness statements to be relied on for the trial of the Aisha Huang.

Counsel for Aisha, Capt Rtd Nkrabea Effah Dartey confirmed receipt of the documents filed by the state.

DPP Yvonne Attakorah Obuobisa stated that the state will call 11 witnesses during the trial.

“We have 11 witnesses and we intend to call all of them. Some of the witnesses have audios and videos that were captured in the course of investigations that will be played during their testimonies so we need facilities for those.” she told the court.

Presiding judge, Lydia Osei Marfo ruled for the trial to begin on Wednesday, November 9 for cross-examination of the Prosecution’s first witness, Reuben Ransford Aborabora.

The exercise will continue on November 14, 2022 while the second witness; David Essien will appear on the 16th, 17th, and 21st.

The third witness; Nana Safo Prempeh will appear on the 23rd of this month and subsequently on the 28th and 29th.

On the 30th and 1st of December; the fourth witness; Matthew Kwabena Abotsi will have to appear.

Aisha Huang has been charged with undertaking a mining operation without a licence, facilitating the participation of persons engaged in a mining operation, the illegal employment of foreigners, and entering Ghana while prohibited from re-entry.

She has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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