The Northern Regional Police command says the police had prepared charges against 'Rosewood Queen' Helena Huang and were waiting for the court to hand her over for prosecution.
The Chinese national violated Ghana’s laws regarding the falling of Rosewood by transporting trucks of rosewood lumbers. She was arrested in Tamale in May 2019 and charged with processing banned forestry products.
The person who stood surety for Helena Huang, Mohammed Bondirgbum, was thereafter arrested and granted a Ȼ3,000 bail on May 13, after he failed to produce her.
Helena Huang was declared missing some 48 hours after being granted a police Inquiry bail.
She was, however, re-arrested in June and deported by the Ghana Immigration Service.
Speaking on Starr FM, the crime officer of the Northern regional police, Supt. Otu Acheampong said
Meanwhile the spokesperson of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Michael Amoako Atta said they only repatriated the Chinese national after she was discharged by a court in Tamale.
In a statement released released in Accra on Tuesday, and signed by the Head of Public Affairs at the GIS, Mr Michael Amoako-Atta, confirming the release of the 'rosewood queen ' Helen Huang said the GIS had also informed the relevant institutions, including the Minister of the Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration as well as missions abroad to refuse her visa to facilitate her entry into the country in future.
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