EFCC Arrests 11 Over Illegal Mining, Seizes Eight Trucks Loaded With Mineral Resources In Kwara

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The suspects were identified 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 Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 11 persons and impounded eight truckloads of assorted minerals over illegal mining activities in Kwara State.

The suspects were identified as 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 issued by the command on Frida disclosed that the suspects were arrested on Wednesday, May 5, 2024.

“Upon credible intelligence at different locations in Ogbomosho, Oyo State and while conveying assorted solid minerals suspected to be marble stone, white powder, lithium, lepidolite to undisclosed destinations without lawful authority,” it said.

The statement added that the suspects will be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of ongoing investigations.


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