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Lagos Police Arrest Two Chinese Over Illegal E- waste Factory (photo)

Police in Lagos say they have arrested two
Chinese, Lin Piehao, 22, and Li Ruoneng, 27, for
allegedly operating an ‘illegal’ e-waste factory.
Lagos police spokesman, Bala Elkana, said the
men were arrested late Monday for allegedly
operating an illegal e-waste factory said to be
emitting toxic waste in the community, Igbere TV
reports.
They were arrested at the factory located at 19
Sule Abuka Street, Opebi, Ikeja.
Police said the suspects’ visas had since expired,
adding that they assemble the e-waste mainly
from mobile phones, tablets, which they export to
China and Vietnam through air cargo.
Mr Piehao said they buy panels from technicians
and scrap sellers.
“We buy phone panels (Android and Nokia panels)
. We buy them from phone repairers and scrap
sellers. We remove the panel I.C. with machine
and then ship it to China and Vietnam,” he said.
“We have some Nigerian casual workers in our
factory but we give them the rules and urge them
to be discrete before they join us.
“We actually came into Nigeria with one month
visa to explore the country and study to know the
business we can do, but our boss in China urged
us to open the factory and we have been enjoying
Nigeria and did not want to go back despite the
expiration of our visa.”
The Chinese added: “I do not have work permit. I
know it is a crime to work without work permit,
but the e-waste business is very lucrative. We do
a lot to ensure that the smoke from the e-waste
does not affect the environment where we
operate.”



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