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Kanashie District Court Refuses To Hear Illegal Miners Case

Kaneshie District Court has refused to hear the case of 11 alleged illegal miners (galamseyers) purported to be National Security Operatives mining in the Atewa Forest in the eastern region.

In a ruling today (Monday 10th 2021) the court held that the accused persons were charged with possession of fire arms without lawful excuse but per the law, such case could only be prosecuted with a written consent from the attorney general AG.

The presiding judge Ms Ama Adomako Kwakye, held that the prosecution had not provided any such written consent from the A-G and therefore there was no case before her.


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