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Ibadan Explosion: Notable Figures, Mining Companies Undergoes Investigation

12 February
In relation to their involvement in illegal mining in parts of Oyo State, atleast One traditional ruler, two Baales (community heads) and two mining companies are under investigation.

Although, the names and identities of those involved in the ongoing investigation could not be confirmed at press time, it has been gathered that the recently suspended Onido of Ido and Oba Gbolagade Babalola, also remains one of those under investigation.

The Director General, Oyo State Mineral Development Agency (OYSMDA), Abiodun Oni, made this known at the weekend after conducting an on-the-spot assessment visit to the controversial illegal mining site at Odo Ogun village in Ido Local Government, Ibadan.

He said the outcome of the ongoing investigation would determine if the government would either prosecute or let the suspected individuals go.

Oni urged village heads, hunters, farmers and other residents to report suspicious mining in their localities to the government through the agency.
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