With growing concerns about how ‘galamsey’ queen, Aisha Huang exited Ghana in 2018, Security Analyst, Prof. Kwesi Aning says the country’s security agencies have failed.
Speaking on Top Story, Wednesday after state prosecutors told the court that Aisha Huang sneaked out of the country, Prof. Kwesi Aning noted that authorities of the country’s security architecture have not been truthful.
Prof. Aning opined that the whole story about Aisha Huang has been presented to probably conceal the tracks of persons who may have connived with the ‘galamsey’ queen.
“There is certainly a crisis of trust and confidence in government institutions and their representatives and the manner in which they are presenting the story…whichever way we look at this, people in positions of authority and trust have failed the people of Ghana and have lied possibly to the President, So security agencies have really some serious questions to answer” he said.
On Monday, President Akufo-Addo in an interview on a Ho-based radio station expressed uncertainty regarding the deportation of Aisha Huang.
“I’m not still sure whether she was in fact deported. Or whether she fled the country the first time and has now come back. There still seems to be some uncertainty about it.
“But whichever way it is, she’s become the sort of nickname for all that galamsey represents”, the President said.
The President was subsequently severely criticised for his comments which was deemed among others, as a “mockery” of the nation’s security architecture.
This compelled the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah to make some clarifications to the public regarding the President’s comment.
“The more people try to cover up, use terminologies to wriggle out of tight corners, the more they expose themselves and the more they create a situation of mistrust.”
Meanwhile, Aisha Huang was on Wednesday remanded into police custody for the next two weeks as the Accra Circuit Court turned down her request for bail.
Her lawyer, however, disagreed with the court for refusing her bail request.
“Let the law work. On the facts before you, I pray you admit each of them to bail. We know that if you admit them it doesn’t mean they are innocent”.
“If you grant bail today, it will mean the judiciary of Ghana is applying the laws. Don’t look at them as Chinese. If you refuse to grant them bail, they will say the A-G’s advice has been taken,” Mr Dartey pleaded.