Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 15 November 2012

Source: GNA

Two illegal miners sent to prison

Two illegal miners, Kojo Williams and Egya Atta, have been sentenced to 6 months imprisonment each by the Tarkwa circuit court for prospecting for gold on the concession of Goldfields Ghana Limited (GGL), Tarkwa mine, without authority.

They pleaded guilty.

Prosecuting, Police Detective Chief Inspector Oscar Amponsah told the court that on October 15, security officers of the company were on their normal patrol duty when they spotted the convicts prospecting for gold on the company’s concession.

He said they were arrested with their tools and handed over to the police.