A former associate of deported Chinese illegal miner has opened the lid on ‘galamsey queen’ who, puffed up by a colluding horde of security officials, unleashed a reign of terror.
The eye-opener, Christian Addo Kuffuor told Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Thursday, he witnessed Aisha Huang pull out a gun and without flinching, load bullets into a Ghanaian, killing him instantly over a misunderstanding.
It happened in the dead of the night at a mining site.
Although Aisha Huang has been deported, her deeds are now being publicly reported after Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, revived interest in the once-highly connected woman said to secure with sex, the collaboration of Ghanaian security officials.
Osafo Maafo commented that the unexplained discontinuance of her prosecution and deportation, was informed by Ghana’s interest in sealing a business deal with China.
The bashing in the media which has followed his comment, has been sustained at least long enough for Christian Addo Kuffour to hear of Aisha Huang’s deportation.
More than four months since she was flown back via Ethiopian Airlines, the former associate was on the line to reveal his shock at hearing the old news for the first time.
“When I heard they had remanded Aisha, I was shocked! Who are you to arrest Aisha? How can you dare arrest her,” he spoke in Twi, confirming her reported untouchability.
Christian recalled striking a working relationship with Aisha Huang through soldiers who asked him to help her illegal work.
That was in 2011, he remembered.
“I have never done galamsey before,” he said.
Before the government’s anti-illegal mining taskforce would storm any site within Aisha’s ravaged environment, Aisha would get a tip-off from soldiers and police officers, some of them holding no small office.
He remembered one time, these collaborating army officers instructed him to mark the junction to Aisha’s illegal mining site with coloured used tyres.
“When we see the tyres, we will drive off,” he revealed their own ‘GPS’ to evade security notice.
Aisha Huang’s business thrived even when government put boots on the ground to stamp out illegal mining. Soldiers would seize mining equipment such as excavators and hand them over to Aisha Huang to use and sometimes sell.
“The Chinese illegal miners feared and hated Aisha,” he revealed the woman’s appetite for cut-throat competition in a rat-race for Ghana’s mineral resources.
One time, he recalled, Aisha handed him a pump action gun with eight rounds of ammunition to finish off a Chinese competitor, ‘Son’ who had taken stock of brand new excavators which Aisha coveted.
“I was so afraid,” he said fully grasp with the possibility that resisting assignment could mean his own murder.