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Aisha Huang: I feel sorry for you – Asani Tanoh blasts Nkrabea Effah-Dartey (AUDIO)

Political analyst, Yaw Asani Tanoh, has called out Captain Nkrabea Effah-Dartey (rtd), counsel for Galamsey ‘queen’, Aisha Haung, for seeking to trivialize the issue of illegal mining.

Effah-Dartey defending his client said: “my worry is that the media has overhyped this small matter of mining without a license and doing mineral sales without license. It’s a small matter, it happens every day in Ghana. So I don’t see why the media should even write an editorial on this matter. And it is that which is creating the problem and giving all manner of insecurity to the issue.”

In a subsequent interview, he claims “my only worry is that I find it difficult to get access to my client. I feel the state is not treating her fairly.”

Asani Tanoh, speaking to the issue on Neat FM, expressed surprise at comments from the lawyer and questioned if Effah-Dartey is truly a Ghanaian.

When you are a Ghanaian and you know that the menace of galamsey is destroying the society and you trivialize it; describing it as something small and further blaming it on the media, I feel sorry for him . . . because of money, you are now blaming the media? She’s married to a Ghanaian and so what?” he questioned while contributing to a panel discussion on”Me Man Nti” programme.

Listen to him in the video below

 

Captain Nkrabea Effah-Dartey (rtd),

Captain Nkrabea Effah-Dartey, lead counsel for illegal mining (galamsey) kingpin, Aisha Huang, has justified his decision to render legal services to the embattled Chinese national.

Amidst public criticisms for his provision of legal service to Aisha Huang, Captain Effah-Dartey, who is a member of the ruling New Patriotic Party, says his service to his client is largely for its monetary benefits.

“People who are blaming me for defending Aisha Huang don’t know what they are saying.

“I have a wife, children and grandchildren, so I’m only working for my daily bread.

“I’m defending Aisha Huang for my daily bread,” he said.

He was speaking with Kwesi Parker-Wilson on Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM’s news analysis show, ‘Ghana Te Sen’, and monitored by GhanaWeb.

Asked if he would withdraw his services should the Akufo-Addo-led government appoint him, he said, “If government gives me an appointment to stop defending Aisha Huang, of course, I will stop.”

He added tha,t “anytime you see me defending Aisha Huang, it means she has paid me fully. As we speak, I’ve been paid fully.”

Meanwhile, the lawyer expressed concern about access to his client, saying, “my only worry is that I find it difficult to get access to my client. I feel the state is not treating her fairly.”

He, however, expressed optimism that his client will be discharged of the charges pressed against her as he believes the state lacks evidence to prove the charges.

Source: Peacefmonline.com

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