Galamsey: Without evidence to nail the ‘big fishes’, we can’t get results – Deputy AG

A Deputy Attorney General, Alfred Tuah-Yeboah says the inability of the state to prosecute any high profile person alleged to be involved in illegal mining in the country is due to lack of evidence.

Speaking on Joy FM’s Top Story on Wednesday, October 18, he said the ‘small fishes’ arrested and prosecuted for the menace failed to point out their sponsors.

This, according to him, makes it impossible to prosecute any “big person” alleged to be funding ‘galamsey’ because the “practice has been that anytime those small fishes are arrested and undergoing prosecution or investigation, they do not reveal the very big people that we claim are behind them. And the main point of every prosecution is evidence.

“Unless you get evidence to nail the big fishes, we can continue to say it, we can continue to comment about the presence of some big fish somewhere but we cannot get the result,” he said.

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