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Court Remands Over Illegal Mining

Koforidua Circuit Court “B” has remanded into Police custody thirty One (31) alleged National Security Operatives arrested at Akyem Akanteng over unlawful mining.

The plea of the accused folks became however now not taken. They are anticipated to reappear earlier than the courtroom presided by way of Her Honour Mercy Addei Kotei on May 24, 2021.

The accused men and women have been charged provisionally with ownership of firearms with out lawful excuse.

The accused individuals are George Asante, Kwaku Frimpong, Alfred Kyei, Yaw Opoku, Richard Nartey, Paul Osei Kuffour, Dominic Beblie, Samuel Kofi Edusei, Silas Boakye Gyan, Joseph Oduro Asare, Mukaila Attah, Stephen Opoku, Michael Quansah, Derrick Adu Kwakye, Razark Suleman, Stephen Kofi Felan, Dominic Ghansah, Robert Nartey Tetteh, Eric Addei, Yakubu [email protected] Jordan 1 and Benlord [email protected] Commander

The relaxation are Adam Dakurugu, Kwame Isaac, Joe Acquah, Emmanuel Arhin, Samuel Asiedu Gyamfra, David Akakpo, Ebenezer Boateng, Joseph Kwaku Gyamfi, Fuseini Alhassan, Alhassan Asibi and Gabriel Dormate.

The preliminary investigation conducted shows that the accused folks are not national security Operatives however were shriveled by using a team of workers of the National Security Ministry to interact in illegal mining.

They are presupposed to have stormed many mining Communities in components of the us are below the guise of being national safety Operatives to capture gold from illegal miners and also taken element in unlawful mining.

The children of Akyem Akanteng on Tuesday, May four, 2021, invaded the Atewa Forest reserve to arrest approximately seventeen (17) illegal miners consisting of 14 National Security Operatives who claimed to be operating on the Jubilee House.

The alleged National Security Operatives sneaked into the forest at dawn to illegally mine gold.

The youngsters of Akyem Akanteng massed up and invaded the forest, disarmed the Operatives, beat them earlier than handing them over to the forestry commission and Police who later came to the community.

The 5 vehicles utilized by the operatives were additionally vandalized with a number of the tires deflated. The damaged motors included a Tundra with registration number NR 9706-20, Toyota Hilux with registration range GT 9683-14, and Nissan Patrol GR with registration quantity GW 1966-12.

The suspects have been moved from Eastern Regional Police Headquarters to Accra with the aid of armed Military.

Content created and supplied by: Majestyselikem (via Opera News )

Dominic Beblie George Asante Paul Osei Kuffour Richard Nartey Silas Boakye Gyan


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