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Chinese National Jailed 5years for Illegal Mining in Kwara State

The Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, convicted and sentenced a 29-year-old Chinese National, Gang Deng, to five years imprisonment for offences bordering on illegal mining and possession of minerals without lawful authority.

Justice Muhammed gave the sentence after Gang was arrested along Tsaragi Road in Share, Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State on Friday, September 9, 2022, by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) and arraigned before the court.

Deng was found to be in possession of 25 tons of minerals suspected to be Lepidolite, a raw material used for the production of batteries for vehicles, cell phones, cameras and other electronic devices.

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