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EFCC arrest Chinese national for illegal mining

The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested a 29-year-old Chinese national, Gang Deng over alleged illegal mining in Ilorin, Kwara State.

A statement by the Commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren said Deng was arrested on Friday and found to have crude minerals without authority.

According to him, a truck load of minerals suspected to be lepidolite was recovered from him.

Uwujaren added that the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

Reporting by Ali Rabiu; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino