The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Gang Deng, a 29-year-old Chinese, for alleged illegal mining in Ilorin, Kwara state capital.
In the last few years, there has been cases of illegal mining across the country.
Deng happens to be one of the numerous Chinese to have been arrested in the country.
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In a statement on Saturday, Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesperson, said Deng was arrested on Friday and was found to be in possession of solid minerals.
“A truck load of minerals suspected to be lepidolite was recovered from him,” Uwujaren said.
The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”