By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun State command has arrested two illegal miners in Iperindo, Atakumosa East Local Government Area of the state.
A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of NSCDC in the state, Adigun Daniel in Osogbo, on Tuesday, said the suspects Ogunmokun Joshua (24) and Amos Danjos (26) were arrested on December 12 at a mining site.
According to Adigun, the state Commandant, Emmanuel Ocheja said that the suspects were arrested for conspiracy, illegal encroachment and illegal mining.
He stated that the suspected miners have been causing havoc in the state, saying that the corps will ensure that they are flushed off the mining sites.
The NSCDC Commandant warned all criminals to vacate Osun or be ready to face the consequences of their despicable acts.
He assured that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as the investigation concludes on the matter.