Two Chinese nationals fined GHC2.8 million over illegal gold deal


Two Chinese nationals, Chen Hung and Chen Xhili, have been fined a total of GHC2.8 million or in default serve 15 years in jail for unlawfully dealing in gold and money laundering in Ghana, a statement from the Attorney General’s department said.

Two other Ghanaians, Stephen Arthur and Prince Dennis Aidoo, were also fined GHC1,200,000 and GHC1,440,000.00 respectively, or in default, “serve prison terms of 10 years and 15years respectively,” the statement added.

Additionally, the court issued an order to;

“1.Confiscate the 11kg gold which is a proceed of the crime to the state and deposit mines same with the Ministry of and Natural Resources with immediate effect; 2. Confiscate the three (3) laptops, chargers, rifles as well as the ammunitions found to the State: 3.Confiscate an amount of GHC 788,736.00 to the State and make payment of 30% to the Office to the Judicial Service,15% of the Attorney General and 10% to the National Security. The amount outstanding is to be paid into the Consolidated Fund and evidence of same must be forwarded to the court by 17 November 2021,” the statement said.

“The case was conducted by Adelaide Kobiri-Woode (Mrs.) and assisted by Maara Pelpuo, Ewura-Abena Tweneboa Attafuah and Emmanuella Sarah Asmah, all assistant state attorneys, at the Takoradi Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice,” it added.

Below is the full statement:

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