Illegal mining: EFCC nabs 11 suspects, 8 truckloads of assorted minerals in Kwara


The eight suspects and the eight truckloads of minerals suspected to be illegally mined

Eleven people suspected of involvement in illegal mining activities and eight truckloads of assorted minerals have been taken into custody by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in Ilorin, Kwara State.

In a statement by Dele Oyewale, its spokesperson, EFCC said the suspects were arrested on Wednesday, May 5, 2024, upon credible intelligence at different locations in Ogbomosho, Oyo State.

The suspects were conveying assorted solid minerals suspected to be marble stone, white powder, lithium, and lepidolite to undisclosed destinations without lawful authority when they were arrested by the EFCC operatives.

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The anti-graft agency 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 suspects will be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of ongoing investigations.

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