Gang Deng, a 29-year-old Chinese man, has been arrested in Kwara State.
He was arrested by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged illegal mining in Ilorin.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Head, Media and Publicity of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, on Saturday.
According to the statement, Deng was arrested on Friday and found to be in possession of crude minerals without authority.
“A truck load of minerals suspected to be lepidolite was recovered from him.
“The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,” the commission said.