Contrary to the widespread news that Aisha Huang, the notorious illegal miner of Chinese descent was traced by the immigration, the President of the Small-Scale Miners Association, Michael Kwadwo Peprah has chronicled how the galamsey queen was busted.
Mr Peprah told reporters that the “galamsey” queen’s landlord exposed her to the Accra police, negating the Ghana Immigration Service’s claim that she was tracked down.
The reason the landlord reported her, according to him, was because she had threatened to hurt him after learning that the apartment she had lived in before being deported had been rented out upon her return.
“When Miss Huang was deported, the landlord secured a court order and removed her belongings from the house and rented it to another Chinese national who also sells ‘galamsey’ equipment.
“On her return to Ghana, she saw another person in the apartment. She felt cheated and was requesting for the balance of the rent she paid. She went to threaten the Chinese tenant who was staying in the apartment.
“The fear of what Aisha Huang might do to them is what led to the Chinese tenant and the landlord coming to Accra to report her which eventually lead to her arrest,” he said on Adom News.
He continued by saying that although the miners were aware of Aisha’s presence in Ghana, they chose not to report her because they were aware of her links to high-ranking officials.