A Chinese man identified as Gang Deng, has been sentenced to 5 years in jail for illegal mining in Kwara state.
The verdict was delivered by Justice Muhammed Sani of the the federal high court sitting in Ilorin on Wednesday.
The 29 year old Deng had been arrested about a month ago on the 9th of September, 2022. The information was contained in a statement released by the EFCC.
Justice Muhammed Sani of 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.
Gang was arrested along Tsaragi Road in Share, Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State on Friday, September 9, 2022 by the lorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. He 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. Visit efcc.gov.ng for more stories.
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