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EFCC arrests Chinese national for illegal mining in Ilorin

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The Ilorin zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a 29-year-old Chinese, Gang Deng, for alleged illegal mining in Ilorin.

According to a statement by Wilson Uwujaren, head, media and publicity department of the commission, made available in Ilorin at the weekend, Deng was arrested on Friday and found to be in possession of crude minerals without authority.

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“A truckload of minerals suspected to be lepidolite was recovered from him. The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,” the commission said.