MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has made yet another socking revelation after a painstaking investigation into the latest arrest of Chinese ‘galamsey’ kingpin, Aisha Huang.
According Mr Ablakwa, who doubles as Ranking Member on Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, the notorious Chinese female has been in Ghana since February 2019, contrary to assertions by the Ghana Immigration Service and National Security operatives behind her recent arrests and subsequent prosecution.
In his latest update, the MP said he can confirm without any reservations that the galamsey queen, has been in and out of Ghana and Togo using two passports.
“We can confirm that Aisha Huang has footprints of her physical presence in Ghana from as far back as February 27, 2019 — yes, more than 3 years ago, and much longer than originally portrayed.
“We now know that Aisha Huang has been living in Ghana and Togo for more than 3 years before obtaining her Ghana Card on February 27, 2022,” he stated in a Facebook post sighted by myxyzonline.
Mr Okudzeto Ablakwa added….”Our unimpeachable investigations reveal that even before Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo justified Aisha Huang’s doubtful deportation in April 2019 and long before President Akufo-Addo’s statement on the dubious deportation in September 2019, Aisha Huang was in Ghana travelling on multiple occasions between Ghana and Togo,”.
His latest expose’ ties in with similar assertion by a former Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), Mr. Charles Bissue, who says he is aware the former Director General of CID, COP Maame Yaa Tiwa had been notified about her return to the country.
“We had wind about two or three weeks later that she has actually come back into the country.
Somebody informed us so we, in turn, spoke to the then CID boss… and she swiftly sent men to check if she is back into the country,” Mr. Bissue recounted in an interview on Accra based Citi Fm’s Eyewitness News.
Public interest in the re-arrest of Aisha Huang and suspicions about complicity and her possible acquittal has been further fueled by inconsistencies in statements by top government officials over the past two weeks.
According to Mr Ablakwa, Aisha Huang’s travels between Ghana and Togo over the period were facilitated by using two different Chinese passports with different details.
He has since called on the Chinese government to explain the circumstances accounting for her possession of the two passports which facilitated her travels through approved immigration routes.
He is also questioning the involvement of the Ghana Immigration Service which missed all the red flags.
“When nobody in authority is punished for this international disgrace and for this grand scheme which has left our environment and water bodies destroyed, the only logical interpretation is that national leadership, right from the Presidency is complicit. It is also clear to us from concrete facts we have discovered that Aisha Huang’s charges are deliberately scanty, narrow and superficial with the obvious intention of protecting guilty accomplices in high places,” he emphasized.
Aisha Huang was arrested in 2017 and charged with various offences, including illegal mining.
However, the Attorney General filed nolle prosequi to discontinue the case and government subsequently told Ghanaians she was deported to guarantee a Chinese loan.
But that narrative has since changed after the President, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo raised doubts about her exit and suggested she may have been repatriated.
Meanwhile, Aisha Huang, has been remanded into Prison custody after the Attorney General, Godfred Dame filed fresh charges against her.
The new charges were filed on Friday September 16, 2022. They are:
Count One: Undertaking a mining operation without a licence contrary to section 99(2)(a) of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006, Act 703 as amended by the Minerals and Mining (Amendment) Act 2019, Act 995.
Count Two: Facilitating the participation of persons engaged in a mining operation contrary to section 99 (2)(a) & (3) of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006, Act 703 as amended by the Minerals and Mining (Amendment) Act 2019, Act 995.
Count Three: Illegal employment of foreign nationals contrary to section 24 of the Immigration Act, 2000 (Act 573).
Count Four: Entering Ghana while prohibited from re-entry contrary to section 20(4) of the Immigration Act, 2000, Act 573.
READ BELOW FULL DETAILS OF MR ABLAKWA’S STATEMENT ON AISHA HUANG:
Diligent, assiduous and industrious parliamentary oversight on the Aisha Huang scandal has produced more bombshell findings:
1. We can confirm that Aisha Huang has footprints of her physical presence in Ghana from as far back as February 27, 2019 — yes, more than 3 years ago, and much longer than originally portrayed;
2. We now know that Aisha Huang has been living in Ghana and Togo more than 3 years before obtaining her Ghana Card on February 27, 2022;
3. Our unimpeachable investigations reveal that even before Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo justified Aisha Huang’s doubtful deportation in April 2019 and long before President Akufo-Addo’s statement on the dubious deportation in September 2019, Aisha Huang was in Ghana traveling on multiple occasions between Ghana and Togo;
4. We can state authoritatively that Aisha Huang uses at least 2 Chinese Passports for her travels (see evidence attached);
5. One passport bears the name Huang En with passport number: G39575625. It was issued on January 14, 2010.
6. Her other passport has the name Huang Ruixia. It’s number is: EE9994609. This particular Chinese passport was issued on January 14, 2019;
7. Strangely, both passports have different dates of birth. In her En Huang passport (G39575625) she claims to have been born July 7, 1986 while in the Ruixia Huang passport (EE9994609) she claims to be much older having been born on November 7, 1975.
8. We have also secured her China Identity Card which indicates she was born on November 7, 1975;
9. Her Ghana Non-Citizen Identity Card has different information from her China Identity Card – she clearly told NIA officials she was born on July 7, 1986;
10. Curiously, her En Huang passport had not expired on its scheduled expiry date of January 13, 2020 when she secured her Ruixia Huang passport on January 14, 2019.
11. It’s quite striking how she makes sure her Chinese passports are always issued on a January 14;
12. Even though Aisha Huang deliberately damaged the electronic component of her Ruixia Huang passport before her latest arrest (see evidence attached), the Chinese government owes Ghana some urgent clarifications on the genuineness of both passports, and if they are genuine why Aisha Huang was issued a second passport when her earlier passport hadn’t expired;
13. We now have it on authority that her multiple trips to Togo and back to Ghana since February 2019 were not on the blind side of Ghanaian authorities. In other words, she didn’t sneak in and out through unapproved routes as the Ghanaian government’s jumbled narrative suggests;
14. We come to the firm conclusion that the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government ought to have known about her multiple travels between Ghana and Togo at a time we were told she had been deported to China because expert forensic analysis we have conducted on Ghana Immigration Embarkation and Disembarkation Stamps in her Chinese passport using the latest version of the globally acclaimed Video Spectral Comparator (VSC 8000/HS) confirms that all the Ghana Immigration Embarkation/Disembarkation Stamps in her passport are genuine;
15. Our irrefutable investigations reveal that Aisha Huang physically presented herself to Ghana Immigration officials at the Aflao border on February 27, 2019 and on April 28, 2019;
16. Despite her changing names and different dates of birth, it is most bizarre that Aisha Huang’s biometrics didn’t raise alarm at the Aflao border immigration post considering that her biometrics had previously been captured at numerous locations including at the Kotoka International Airport and the NIA;
17. Her well-stored details as contained in Ghana’s PISCES (Personal Identification Secured Certified Evaluation System) should equally have raised alarm if she didn’t have top collaborators within our security institutions;
18. It is also intriguing that the Ghanaian government didn’t appear to share intelligence on the notorious Aisha Huang with governments of neighboring countries as is standard practice, and which could have limited Aisha’s sinister movements in the sub-region;
19. From our extensive work, there is still no credible evidence that Aisha Huang was deported to China as the President and his Senior Minister originally claimed;
20. Based on what we now know, it is most inexplicable that many Ghanaian officials involved in this cruel and embarrassing conspiracy against our republic have not been fired and charged along with Aisha Huang in the current prosecution;
21. It remains a mockery of humongous proportions that all of Ghana’s security ministers are still keeping their jobs;
22. When nobody in authority is punished for this international disgrace and for this grand scheme which has left our environment and water bodies destroyed, the only logical interpretation is that national leadership, right from the Presidency is complicit;
23. It is also clear to us from concrete facts we have discovered that Aisha Huang’s charges are deliberately scanty, narrow and superficial with the obvious intention of protecting guilty accomplices in high places;
24. We believe as a responsible and patriotic opposition, we are now adequately armed to keep an eagle eye on a government that cannot be trusted on this and many matters;
25. We are stronger in our conviction that this astonishing Aisha Huang scandal requires a full independent Article 278 Commission of Enquiry which must be broadcast live to all Ghanaians.