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The North Tongu Member of Parliament, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has made some damning revelations about the government’s ”trickery” and ”political chicanery” fight against the prevalent illegal small-scale mining, popularly known as galamsey. The latest from the charade of the government’s galamsey fight, according to the lawmaker who is known for providing information to the public from unimpeachable sources, is the legal services provided by former NPP Chairman, Mr. Freddie Blay to accomplices of Chinese national, Ms Aisha Huang who is currently standing trial for engaging in illegal small small mining in Ghana.
Hon. Ablakwa in a Facebook post on Wednesday, October 12, says he was not surprised that the NPP Chairman is the new Lawyer for Aisha Huang’s accomplices because he(Hon. Ablakwa) had briefings from a “devious” meeting in January 2018 held at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra regarding how top officials of the governing NPP planned and strategized on how to protect the interest of the presidency and the party in the case because they are aware of the enablers and guarantors of Ms Aisha’s operations.
The MP also revealed that Ms. Aisha Huang’s first lawyer, Mr. Bernard Owiredu Donkor who contested in the 2020 Akwatia parliamentary primaries on the ticket of the NPP had earned for himself a full Government of Ghana Scholarship to pursue his LLM in the United Kingdom and congratulated him on his achievement.
Below is the full unedited post by Hon. Ablakwa…
Those who know what I know won’t be the least surprised that former NPP National Chairman, Mr. Freddie Blay is the new lawyer for Aisha Huang’s accomplices.
After her first arrest, Aisha Huang’s earlier lawyers of choice were Mr. Bernard Owiredu Donkor and Mr. Ellis Owusu-Fordwouh.
Messrs Donkor and Owusu-Fordwouh appeared for Aisha Huang and her other four accused Chinese nationals on numerous occasions at Criminal High Court 4 from July 21, 2017, before His Lordship Justice Charles Edward Ekow Baiden until that knavish January 2018 Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra meeting where the powers that be strangely issued strict instructions about their preferred lawyer for Aisha Huang. They mentioned Nkrabeah Effah Darteh as the lawyer government was more comfortable with. That is how Aisha Huang dropped her earlier lawyers and accepted Effah Darteh. (I shall reserve for another day further details of what fully transpired at that unethical and diabolical meeting which was convened and chaired by a prominent Deputy Minister).
Soon after the devious Mövenpick meeting, Nkrabeah Effah Darteh, who was described as government’s preferred lawyer, took over the case and actively appeared in court on multiple occasions defending Aisha Huang and her accomplices on 26th February, 2018; 14th March, 2018; 22nd March, 2018; 23rd March, 2018; 5th July, 2018; 11th July, 2018; 13th July, 2018 and 1st November, 2018.
Nkrabeah Effah Darteh was also present in court on December 19, 2018 when the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government filed its infamous and treacherous nolle prosequi making Aisha Huang and her collaborators free as they were discharged immediately.
This government must really have such a special interest in the Aisha Huang affair that it always schemes under bizarre, nefarious, unpatriotic and destructive circumstances to ensure that only a certain calibre of “trusted” and “preferred” lawyers associate closely with the Aisha Huang case.
Instructively, it is clear to me government is more concerned about managing sensitive information and containing the spread of dangerous secrets about the Aisha Huang debacle even more than the damage negative public perception about an immediate past NPP Chairman defending Aisha Huang’s accomplices can do to its already sordid image.
And, by the way, let me congratulate Aisha Huang’s favourite first lawyer, Mr. Bernard Owiredu Donkor (who contested in the 2020 Akwatia NPP Parliamentary Primaries) on receiving full Government of Ghana Scholarship to pursue his LLM in the United Kingdom. I should hope he’s settling in comfortably, having arrived in the UK a few days ago. Quite a juicy quid pro quo deal, as some may argue.
The trickery, political chicanery and galamsey shenanigans will be exposed and totally defeated soon — real Judgment Day is coming.