I don’t know ‘missing’ Chinese rosewood suspect – Surety shocks judge

Helen Huang is on the run after being granted bail
Helen Huang is on the run after being granted bail

The man who stood as surety to pave way for the Chinese rosewood suspect to be granted bail in Tamale has revealed in court he does not know the foreigner.

Mohammed Bondirgbum shocked the court on Monday when he disclosed that he had no prior engagement with Helen Huang, the Chinese suspect, until the day of her arrest.

He described himself as “an independent journalist” while the police introduced him to the court as “an influential individual”, angering judge Twumasi Appiah who chided the prosecutors for a poor job.

Bondirgbum told the court the Chinese suspect has truncated communication with him and he is unable to produce her.

The judge granted him bail in the sum of GhC13,000 or produce two sureties working in the public sector with a salary not below GhC3000.

The case will be recalled May 23, 2019.

Unconfirmed reports have it that the Chinese national had fled Ghana through Togo. She was arrested with large quantities of banned rosewood in Northern Ghana.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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