Aisha Huang Aka Ruixia, the popular “Galamsey Queen” who was deported from Ghana in 2018 following her illegal mining (Galamsey) has been re-arrested in Ghana.
According to reports, Aisha Huang, a Chinese national was re-arrested with three others for illegal mining.
Aisha was first arrested in May 2017 for the same offense and was deported to China without facing any persecution.
The then Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Marfo in 2018, opened up to Ghanaians about why Aisha Hung wasn’t jailed. He made it clear how the said victims’ country (China) is extending a helping hand to the Republic of Ghana.
In addition to that, the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on 20th September 2019 described Aisha Huang’s deportation as a mistake. This made most Ghanaians tagged her with the name “the untouchable woman”.
Aisha Huang managed to sneaked back to Ghana with some changes in her passport. She resumed her illegal mining with Johng Li Hua, Huang Jei, and Huaid Hai Hun after some days of her arrival.
She entered Ghana through Togo and got her Non-Citizen card (Ghana Card) issued to her on 27th February 2022 by National Identification Authority (NIA), Ghana.
On Aisha Huang’s Ghana Card, she changed her first name from ‘Aisha’ to ‘En’. Details on Aisha Huang’s Ghana Card show that her new first name is ‘En’.
Information on the card confirmed that, the card which was issued on Tuesday, February 27, 2022 in Accra has an expiration date of 26th February, 2022
Charges against Aisha Huang after her first arrest.
1. In May 2017, she was first arrested in Ghana and sent to Court for involvement in illegal mining (Galamsey)
2. On 19th December, 2018, she was deported to China via Ethiopia Airlines.
3. The State filed nolle prosequi to discontinue the trial against Aisha Huang.
Charges against Aisha Huang after her second arrest.
Aisha Huang was charged for:
1. Undertaking small scale mining operations contrary to the Minerals Act
2. Providing mining support without service without valid registration
3. Illegal employment of foreign nationals.
4. Mining without a license
5. Engaging in the sale and purchase of minerals without valid license.
Aisha Huang was remanded in Police custody to reappear on 14th September, 2022 together with 3 other Chinese Nationals.
According to reports, she is likely to spend two years term in prison if proven guilty of her offenses.