Attorney General vows to appeal Aisha Haung’s judgement

Attorney General vows to appeal Aisha Haung’s judgement

The Attorney General Godfred Yeboah has expressed readiness to appeal the judgement of Aisha Huang, under the Minerals and Mining (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act 900).

In a statement issued by the AG, he indicated that they will appeal the judgement at the Court of Appeal to ensure that the new sentencing regime imposed by the Minerals and Mining (Amendment) Act, 2019 (Act 995), is applied to the accused person.

The new Act imposes a jail term of over 20 years for such offenses.

“Whilst applauding the efficiency of the justice delivery system witnessed in the trial of Aisha Huang, the Attorney General will however test the soundness of the decision of the trial court to punish the accused person under Act 900, by filing an appeal at the Court of Appeal, against the sentence to ensure that the new sentencing regime imposed by Act 995 is applied to the accused person,” the statement added.

Aisha Huang was jailed for four and a half years on Monday, December 4, 2023, after being found guilty of mining without a license. The court also slapped her with a GH¢48,000 fine.

Mr. Dame further appealed to Ghanaians to be mindful of their comments on the judgement of  Aisha Huang.

“The Attorney-General hereby, respectfully, entreats members of the public including lawyers, to be mindful of the facts stated above and desist from comments which not only jeopardise the sound and efficient administration of justice but also undermine the fight against illegal mining (galamsey),” Mr Dame said.

Read the full statement below

Google+ Linkedin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
*