Mpraeso Court shocks Operation vanguard Taskforce as it Orders release seized items to chinese arrested mining in a river Mpraeso Court shocks Operation vanguard Taskforce as it Orders release seized items to chinese arrested mining in a river
The Mpraeso Circuit Court Presided Over by Her Honour Mariam Sinare on Thursday  ordered Operation Vanguard Task-force to release seized mining equipments and items... Mpraeso Court shocks Operation vanguard Taskforce as it Orders release seized items to chinese arrested mining in a river
The Mpraeso Circuit Court Presided Over by Her Honour Mariam Sinare on Thursday  ordered Operation Vanguard Task-force to release seized mining equipments and items retrieved from Chinese Nationals arrested for engaging in illegal mining in a river.
The accused persons were subsequently  granted bail in the sum of GHC 40, 000.00 with one surety each to be justified.
They were also ordered to report to police everyday until the next adjourned date.
A 16 Member Operation Vanguard Taskforce led by Major S.Bamiyeni on September 12,2018 at about 7 pm
at New Abirem arrested the accused persons  Wei , 31, Xiao, 54 and Niu , 31 all Chinese nationals and their Ghanaian accomplices, Kofi Somuah ,20, Eric Ampadu,22, Akwasi Abora ,29, Akwasi Sandi , 20 ,and Yaw Asante, 20 .
The Task-force arrested the accused persons mining illegally  in
the  Nwi River at Wisiwisi near Nkawkaw.
The Mpraeso Circuit Court  has adjourned the case to October ,2018.
The decision by the Court shocked members of the Operation Vanguard Task-force present at the court.

The anti-illegal mining task-force – Operation Vanguard in May this year ,bemoaned poor handling of illegal mining cases involving Chinese with a call on the Attorney General’s Department to expedite the prosecution of Chinese nationals arrested mining illegally in the country.

According to the task force, out of the 172 Chinese nationals arrested engaging in the nefarious act, only 22 have been jailed—a figure it labelled as woefully inadequate.

Source:enaghana.com /Annor Obed