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11 suspected illegal miners arrested in Kwara

Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has arrested no fewer than 11 suspected illegal miners in Kwara State.

The commission said it also impounded eight truckloads of assorted minerals from the suspects.

According to a statement by Dele Oyewale, the commission’s Head, Media and Publicity, on Friday, the suspects were apprehended upon credible intelligence at different locations in Ogbomosho, adding that the commission also impounded eight truckloads of assorted minerals from the suspects

Oyewale identified the suspects as Ibrahim Gambo, Hakeem Saka, Ahmad Muktar, Sulaiman Ibrahim, Ibrahim Muhammad, Jamiu Mustapha, Rabiu Musa, Aisha Muham, Abdulwasiu Hannafi, Qudus Olalere and Babatunde Hakeem.

The statement added, “while conveying assorted solid minerals suspected to be marble stone, white powder, lithium and lepidolite to undisclosed destinations without lawful authority”.

He said the suspects would be arraigned upon the conclusion of investigations.

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