Posted by News Express | 28 August 2020 | 581 times
No fewer than 11 persons, including a former councillor were arrested on Wednesday by a special task force against illegal mining.
The suspects were caught excavating a portion of land allegedly occupied illegally by one Chief Abraham Idowu Akanle at Ijigun, Itele in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Council, in Ogun State.
The Task Force comprising Military men, Nigerian Civil Defence Corps personnel and others from the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development led by one Engr Ayelabola Olubunmi busted the illegal miners on the land spanning about one square kilometer.
15 excavators, 2 pickups, 1 Pail loader, 1 Mitsubishi vehicle and the sum of N11,900 from one Ezekiel Ojebisi who claimed to be a Ticketer to vehicles loading sand were confiscated from the illegal miners. (Independent)
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