Chinese National, One Other Arrested Over Illegal Mining

Chinese National, One Other Arrested Over Illegal Mining
  • PublishedJune 20, 2024

A Chinese national and one other person in Umunneochi LGA have been arrested by the Abia State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) over allegations of operating a quarry on a site belonging to another company.

NSCDC in a statement, said the discovery and arrest of the Chinese followed a complaint filed by the original owner of the site (JINLOYS NIGERIA LIMITE).

The statement noted that the original owner said the Chinese people had illegally occupied his legally assigned site with license No. 22284QL and 46404QLS without his consent.

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The owner added that the Chinese were allegedly mining and selling chippings and other stones not owned by them.

The statement, which was signed by Doreen Udugwu, the CDPRO, explained that “the Command, after a sustained surveillance carried out by the operatives of the command, who specialize in mining operations, raided the site located in Obichioke stone land in Mbiribo village of Uru Lokpaukwu autonomous community, Umuchieze, Umunneochi LGA”.

It noted that the illegal act would not be condoned.

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