Oyo NSCDC Parades 10 Alleged Illegal Miners

In a bid to curb the activities of illegal miners in the nooks and crannies of the state, the Crack Team of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo State Command, has successfully apprehended Ten (10) suspects on  offences bordering on illegal mining operation and criminal conspiracy in different locations in the state.

The suspects were parades on Tuesday, 20 February, 2024, at the State Command Headquarters of the corps in Agodi, Ibadan.

The State Commandant CC Augustine Padonu identified the suspects as follows: Adeoti Kolawole ‘M’ 61, Oyedijo Idowu ‘M 19, Muritala Ismailia ‘M 39, Mohammed Muritala ‘M’ 40, Ayuba ismaila ‘M’ 33 and Sunday  Ayoola, ‘M 49,

Others include Adeleke Sunday ‘M 42, Olamide Ajibola, ‘M’ 34, Adeyemo Abbas’s ‘M’ 39 and Numideen Aliu ‘M’ 35 years.

Commandant Augustine Padonu stated that Adeoti Kolawole ‘M’ 61, the leader of a group of suspects carrying out illegal exploration and mining of Tourmaline minerals; Oyedijo  Idowu ‘M’ 19, a generator repairer; Muritala ‘M’ 40, a labourer and Ayuba Ismaila ‘M’ 33 (also a labourer), were arrested on the 17th February 2024 at about 0800hrs for illegally exploring and mining solid minerals suspected to be Tourmaline without licence at Elese Erin village, Ona Ara local Government, Oyo State.

In the same vein, Commandant Augustine Padonu gave the name of S

suspects dealing in illegal possession and purchase of Lithium minerals at Ipapo town, Itesiwaju local government Area of the state without license to purchase and to possess the products as Sunday Ayoola ‘M’ 49 (Owner of the product), Adeleke Sunday ’M’ 42 (Drivers) Olamide Ajibola ‘M’ 34 (Driver), Adeyemo Abbas ‘M’ ( Driver) and Numideen Abbas ‘M’ 35 ( Driver).

The exhibit recovered are: Toyota Haice with registration number MNV 811 YN, Toyota Haice with registration number LSD 136 XG, others are Mazda E2200 with registration number KRD 495 XF and Mazda E2200 with registration number LSD 321 XN.

Also  recovered are two big generators used for illegal mining, Tiger GC3800 CXS and Yahma Generator  7000 DXE.

The mineral resources found in the buses are Lithium mineral and Tourmaline.

Commandant Augustine Padonu enjoined the good citizens of the state to always furnish the corps and other sister agencies with good information whenever they notice any illegal activities in their vicinity as all the suspects paraded will be arraigned in the court of law after the conclusion of the investigation.

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