Helena Huang’s disappearance “ridiculous” – Ablakwa

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has described as “ridiculous” the disappearance of Chinese national Helena Huang, who was arrested for illegally logging Rosewood in the northern part of Ghana...


The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has described as “ridiculous” the disappearance of Chinese national Helena Huang, who was arrested for illegally logging Rosewood in the northern part of Ghana.

Ms Huang, who was arrested by the Northern regional police command on Tuesday, 7 May 2019 with truckloads of Rosewood, was given a police inquiry bail but has since been on the run.

His Honour Justice Twumasi Appiah, the presiding judge at the Tamale Circuit Court, on Monday, 13 May 2019, lambasted the police officers handling the case.

The judge wondered why the police released the suspect on police inquiry bail due to the international nature of the crime even before the case was brought to court.

Reacting to this, Mr Ablakwa, in a Facebook post, wondered why “the Akufo-Addo-led government failed to, at the very least, declare a massive manhunt for the Chinese fugitive?”

His post read: “Quite a ridiculous story of the disappearance of yet another Chinese criminal suspect, Helena Huang.

“As would have happened in other jurisdictions, why has the Akufo-Addo-led government failed to, at the very least, declare a massive manhunt for the Chinese fugitive?

“Why is there no handsome reward package for anyone with information on her whereabouts?

“We can deploy state security armed to the teeth to shut down radio stations affiliated to our political opponents and yet we cannot ensure that foreigners who plunder our natural resources are kept in sight and made to account?

“I shudder to imagine how we are being perceived by the very Chinese some in higher authority seek to please and exactly what the larger international community now thinks of us.

“The Minority in Parliament can assure [Ghanaians] that this disgraceful Helena Huang saga will not go quietly into the night when the House resumes from recess.”

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM



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