4 illegal miners arrested in Desiri forest reserve

Officials from the Forestry Commission at Mankranso in the Ahafo Ano South-West District of the Ashanti Region have arrested four small-scale illegal miners...


Officials from the Forestry Commission at Mankranso in the Ahafo Ano South-West District of the Ashanti Region have arrested four small-scale illegal miners.

The illegal miners were arrested while mining in the Desiri Forest Reserve in the Asutifi South District of the Ahafo Region under the Mankranso Forest District.

The suspects, Nkoah Michael, 34; Agyemang Duah, 40; Simon Amponsah, 31; and Akwasi Agyare, 40; were arrested on Monday, 13 May 2019.

Mr Godwin Agyemang, Mankranso Forest District Manager, told Kumasi FM's Elisha Adarkwah that the illegal miners were sent to the Tepa Circuit Court today, 14 May 2019 and have been remanded in prison custody.

They are to reappear before the court presided over by His Lordship Johnson Abbey on 28 May 2019.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM



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