Amotekun nabs 15 illegal gold miners in Ondo

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Fifteen suspected illegal gold miners have been arrested in Ondo state by men of the Ondo State security network, Amotekun corps.

The suspects were picked up at the weekend and paraded for mining gold illegally from 50 different locations in Owo Local Government area of the State.

The suspects are: Shuaibu Yahaya, Habbi Usman, Kabiru Waheed, Mohammed Nurudeen, Mohammed Sulaman, Ali Mustapha, Ismaila Wahab, Musa Zeehed, Gabbar Musa, Sule Adamu ,Abba Suleman, Usman Kebiru, Yahaya Danladi and Usman Ali Zekerim

The suspects were said to have been arrested following intelligence information.

The Commander, Ondo State Amotekun Corps, Mr Adetunji Adeleye said the arrest was part of the crackdown to end criminality in the State.

According to him, the arrest took place at a Forest reserve in Owo adding that it was in the course of the exercise they discovered the illegal mining locations.

“We noticed that they have gone far in 50 different locations where they were mining.

“Nobody would have believed that Ondo state have this quality of gold until we got to the locations where the gold robbers were living and performing illegal mining.”