April 16, 2024

April 16, 2024

EFCC Arrests Two Chinese, One Other For ‘Illegal Mining’

Operatives of the Ilorin, Kwara State Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested two Chinese over illegal mining activities in the state.

The suspects, Xiao Yi, and Duan Yahong were arrested on Sunday, according to a post on the EFCC’s official X handle.

The post stated that the two expatriates were arrested alongside two Nigerians, Mumini Jamiu and Israel Nwachukwu suspected to be accomplices in the illegal business.

The development, according to the commission, brings to 48 the total number of persons arrested for suspected illegal mining activities within the last two weeks in the state.

“The suspects were trailed to their mining sites located at Isolo in Oshodi/Isolo Local Government Area of Lagos State, where they were arrested on Sunday after days of surveillance by the EFCC operatives.

“Jamiu, a driver, was arrested while conveying a truck loaded with solid minerals from Banni in the Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara State to a Chinese company in Lagos without lawful permit.

“Items recovered from the suspects include a truck with registration number JJJ 386 XT containing substances suspected to be solid minerals, phones, and travel documents,” the statement added.

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