Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Arrests thirteen Chinese Nationals for Alleged Illegal Mining Activities in Kwara
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on July 13, 2023
Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested thirteen Chinese Nationals over offences bordering on illegal mining activities, in Ilorin, Kwara State. The offence is contrary to, and punishable under Section 1 subsection 8.
The suspects, which comprise of a female and 12 male, were arrested on Wednesday July 12, 2023 at the Government Reserved Area, G.R.A Ilorin following credible intelligence about their activities which included but not limited to, illegal mining and non-payment of royalties to the Federal Government as required by law.
Prior to their arrest, discrete investigations on the activities of illegal mining operators in Kwara State revealed that the operators have different illegal mining sites in almost all the 16 Local Government Areas of the State.
As reported by RoyalFM senior correspondent Olarotimi Oshin, Upon interrogation, the arrested suspects confessed to be workers of a Chinese Company known as *W. Mining Global Service Limited* situated at Olayinka in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.