EFCC arrests 2 Chinese for illegal mining in Ilorin

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested additional two Chinese over  illegal mining activities in Ilorin, Kwara State.

The suspects are Xiao Yi, 50 and Duan Yahong, 52.

The two expatriates were arrested alongside two others suspected to be accomplices in the illegal business.

They are Mumini Jamiu and Israel Nwachukwu.

The latest arrest brings to 48, the number of persons arrested for suspected illegal mining activities within the last two weeks by the commission.

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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 February 18, 2024, 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 suspects would be arraigned in court soon.

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