I’m defending her for my daily bread, I’ll stop if Akufo-Addo gives me an appointment – Aisha Huang’s lawyer

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Captain Nkrabeah Effah-Dartey (Rtd) is counsel for Aisha Huang
Captain Nkrabeah Effah-Dartey (Rtd) is counsel for Aisha Huang

Captain Nkrabea Effah-Dartey, lead counsel for illegal mining (galamsey) kingpin, Aisha Huang, has justified his decision to render legal services to the embattled Chinese national.

Amidst public criticisms for his provision of legal service to Aisha Huang, Captain Effah-Dartey, who is a member of the ruling New Patriotic Party, says his service to his client is largely for its monetary benefits.

“People who are blaming me for defending Aisha Huang don’t know what they are saying.

“I have a wife, children and grandchildren, so I’m only working for my daily bread.

“I’m defending Aisha Huang for my daily bread”, he said.

He was speaking with Kwesi Parker-Wilson on Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM’s news analysis show, Ghana Te Sen, and monitored by GhanaWeb.

Asked if he would withdraw his services should the Akufo-Addo-led government appoint him, he said, “If government gives me an appointment to stop defending Aisha Huang, of course, I will stop.”

He added that “anytime you see me defending Aisha Huang, it means she has paid me fully. As we speak, I’ve been paid fully.”

Meanwhile, the lawyer expressed concern about access to his client, saying, “my only worry is that I find it difficult to get access to my client. I feel the state is not treating her fairly.”

He, however, expressed optimism that his client will be discharged of the charges pressed against her as he believes the state lacks evidence to prove the charges.

— Ghanaweb