Chinese  Jailed Five Years for Illegal Mining in Kwara – THISDAYLIVE


Hammed Shittu in Ilorin

Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin  yesterday  convicted and sentenced a 29-year-old China national, Gang Deng, to five years imprisonment for  offences bordering on illegal mining and possession of crude minerals without lawful authority.

Gang, who is a Managing Director of Sinuo Xinyang Nigeria Ltd, was arrested along Tsaragi Road in  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.

He was found to be in possession of 25 tons of crude minerals suspected to be lepidolite.

Lepidolite is a raw material usually transported to China for production of batteries for vehicles, cell phones, cameras and other electronic devices.

Operatives of the EFCC, in collaboration with the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC and the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development on August 30,…

Source: Thisday Newspaper