illegal miners
illegal miners

By Jack Adom

 illegal miners
illegal miners

Pandemonium broke out in Obuasi today as hundreds of people mainly relatives of illegal members, besieged the Obuasi central police station as the security agencies arrested 18 illegal miners at the northern section of the Obuasi mine this morning. They have been sent to Kumasi for further investigation and prosecution in court.

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The police, the military task force and AngloGold Ashanti security in a ?Rambo-style? ambushed? and arrested 18 illegal miners who have been illegally working underground for the past 20 days or more.

Heavily linked with? by the police, with the ?infamous Alabila Atia, who nearly killed 10 AngloGold Ashanti security officers with explosives? a fortnight ago and? ended up blasting his own right hand?.

 

The security agencies confirmed the names of the illegal miners as Kwesi Nyarko 18years old; Kojo Appiah 19; Kwadwo Anokye 29; Enock Appiah 30; Kofi Nii 18? Yaw Baah 22; Kwaku Fianie 29; Kwaku Afoakwa 34; Kojo Danso 33; Kofi Osei 34; Kwaku Frafari 26; ?Jonas Issaka, ?24 and Vitalys Tulosong 23. Others are Richmond Ofori 20, Gamel Abitorem 22, Kwame Sowah 35, Kojo Antwi 24 and Kwadwo Opoku 23.

Reliable police sources in Obuasi linked them with the explosive ? throwing ?galamsey?? syndicate which nearly killed about 10 members of the? underground security patrolling team operating in the municipality.

 

Wailing, mourning? and gnashing? their? teethes, the crowd pleaded with the police to be lenient? with the illegal miners and ensure? that they get a fair trial. The illegal miners claimed they have been working underground? for the past 20 days and they were arrested by? the police and the military taskforce for operating illegally on AngloGold Ashanti concession.

 

In all, more than 30 violent ?illegal miners have been busted by the police in two weeks and more are expected in the municipality and the surrounding communities, the police said

Relatives of illegal mining wailing and weeping and the illegal miners
Relatives of illegal mining wailing and weeping and the illegal miners
Relatives of illegal mining wailing and weeping and the illegal miners
Relatives of illegal mining wailing and weeping and the illegal miners
Relatives of illegal mining wailing and weeping and the illegal miners
Relatives of illegal mining wailing and weeping and the illegal miners

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