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Kwara Court jails two Chinese for illegal mining

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Justice Evelyn Anyadike of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State, has convicted and sentenced two Chinese, Duan Ya Hong and Xiao Yi, to one year imprisonment each for offences bordering on illegal mining and possession of solid minerals without requisite licences.

The duo were arraigned on Monday, April 22, 2024 alongside their company, Ebuy Concept Limited on one-count bordering on illegal mining

Delivering judgment, Justice Anyadike held that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and pronounced them guilty as charged.

Consequently, the judge sentenced Hong to one year imprisonment with an option of fine of N2 million, while Yi on the other hand was sentenced to one year imprisonment with an option of N1.5million. In addition, the court ordered the interim forfeiture of the 30 tons of minerals and the truck conveying same.

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