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General News of Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Source: Class FM

Missing 'Rosewood queen' reappears

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The man who stood surety for the Chinese woman who was arrested a couple of months ago for attempting to smuggle four containers of rosewood outside the country, Mohammed Bondirigbum, on Tuesday, 25 June 2019 produced the suspect, Helena Huang.

The Northern regional police command arrested Helena Huang, 43, for illegally transporting rosewood from the area but disappeared after she was granted bail.

The court then directed Mr Bondirigbum to produce the accused person.

After his acquittal by the Tamale Circuit court, he told journalists that: “Immediately she was released from the police cell, she ran out of the country but I managed to get some people to support me and then I prayed to my God, too. Yesterday morning, she arrived in Tamale but she refused to disclose where she was staying”.

Mr Bondirigbum further stated that he has learnt a big lesson from the incident and would never again stand surety for any suspect.

"A very big lesson in my lifetime", he said, adding: "Apart from my wife, I will never bail anybody from the police or from the court".

Ms Huang has been handed over to immigration officers for further investigation.

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