The date for the delivery of judgment in the case of En Huang aka Aisha Huang, the alleged galamsey kingpin, has been set for October 12, 2023, by an Accra High Court.
As a result, the court, presided over by Justice Lydia Osei-Marfo, has directed the State, led by Yvonne Atakorah Obuobisa, Director of Public Prosecution, to file her written address on September 20, 2023.
It further directed the defense team, led by Miracle Atachi, to file a written address by October 11, 2023.
The orders were issued after prosecutors finished cross-examining Aisha Huang, who is on trial for illegal mining operations without a license, promoting the participation of others in illicit mining, and illegally re-entering Ghana after her deportation.
Aisha has denied all the charges. She is in lawful custody.
Answering questions under cross-examination earlier in the court, Aisha denied that she had engaged persons to mine illegally in Ghana.
“It is not true that I have engaged anybody to engage in illegal mining on my behalf. I swear, I have not engaged four Chinese nationals to work for me.
“It is not true that I took some Chinese Nationals to Bepotenten in Amansie Central, Ashanti Region, to mine for me. I have never engaged in mining activities.”
According to Aisha, she had never bought any land from some prosecution witnesses to engage in illegal mining.
The prosecution pointed out to Aisha that she possessed three passports, one of which she had concealed.
It further quizzed her over her alleged marriage to three men.
Aisha admitted to marrying a Ghanaian known as Anthony Fabian in China in 2009. The union lasted five years.
According to Aisha, Anthony Fabian visited her in Ghana every year and disagreed with the prosecution that her alleged husband did not exist.
Aisha told the court that one Amoah Prince Kenneth was her partner but could not recollect any liaison with Daniel Oduro Acheampong.
“I did not contract any marriage with Oduro at Oda in July 2018,” she told the court.
Aisha said she was not aware that the Ghana Immigration Service did not have records on the said Anthony Fabian.
She denied knowledge of a writ and injunction filed by some persons in connection with the acquisition of land.
The court has since adjourned the matter to August 16, 2023, for mention.
The court explained that August 16 was in line with the law’s requirement when it comes to adjournment of cases.