In the Oda River forest reserve in the Amansie Central District of the Ashanti Region, four illegal miners have been detained.
After the arrest, their mining machinery was also destroyed.
Rexford Twum-Dahmoah, the Bekwai District Forestry Manager, verified this to Isaac K. Normanyo of Adom News, adding that they have now been charged at the Bekwai Circuit Court.
As a result of the miners’ terrorism, Mr. Damoah explained, they were detained during an operation to crack down on illicit mining in the region.
He declared that they would not give up on the fight against galamsey and issued a warning to all illegal miners in the region to stop working before they were discovered and brought before the law.
On September 24, 2022, the suspects are scheduled to return to court.