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EFCC arrests 11 suspects, impounds vehicles over illegal mining in Kwara

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal Command on Friday said it had arrested 11 persons and impounded eight truckloads of assorted minerals for suspected involvement in Illegal mining activities in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital.

The suspects are; Ibrahim Gambo, Hakeem Saka, Ahmad Muktar, Sulaiman Ibrahim, Ibrahim Muhammad, Jamiu Mustapha, Rabiu Musa, Aisha Muham, Abdulwasiu Hannafi, Qudus Olalere and Babatunde Hakeem.

A statement by Dele Oyewale, Head, Media and Publicity of the Agency said “they were arrested on Wednesday, May 5, 2024, upon credible intelligence at different locations in Ogbomosho, Oyo State while conveying assorted solid minerals suspected to be marble stone, white powder, lithium, lepidolite to undisclosed destinations without lawful authority.

“The suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of ongoing investigations.”