Sefwi Elubo: Chief and brother arrested for illegally mining under buildings

They dug illegal mining pits one of which led to the bedroom of the chief’s brother.

A chief and his brother at Sefwi Elubo in the Western North Region have been arrested by the police for spearheading illegal mining in the area.

They dug illegal mining pits one of which led to the bedroom of the chief’s brother.

Nana Anini Baffour and his brother Kwadwo Affi were arrested on Friday, September 16, 2022.

Six other suspects in connection with illegal mining in the town have been placed on the police wanted list.

The arrest followed police investigations on a video shared on social media, depicting how illegal mining activities have affected some houses in the town.

Four other deep dug-out pits have also been uncovered by the police in other houses in the same vicinity.

Investigation has further revealed that the chief, his brother and the six other suspects who are on the run are the main people behind the illegal mining activities.

“As investigation continues, we would like to assure the public that all those involved will be brought to face justice,” a police statement dated September 17, 2022, signed and issued by Police Director of Public Affairs, Chief Superintendent Grace Ansah-Akrofi said.


Nana Anini Baffour and his brother Kwadwo Affi were arrested on Friday, September 16, 2022.

Below is a copy of the police statement on the arrest

SEFWI ELUBO CHIEF AND HIS BROTHER ARRESTED; SIX OTHERS BEING PURSUED IN CONNECTION WITH ILLEGAL MINING

The Police, on September 16, 2022, arrested the chief of Sefwi Elubo and his brother and are pursuing six others in connection with illegal mining in Sefwi Elubo township in the Western North Region.

The suspects, Nana Anini Baffour and his brother Kwadwo Affi were arrested following Police investigation of a video circulating on social media showing illegal mining activities in some compound houses of the town.


Investigation has so far discovered dug-out pits from the compound leading to the bedroom of the chief’s brother.

Four other deep dug-out pits have also been uncovered by the Police in other houses in the same vicinity. Investigation has further revealed that the chief, his brother and six other suspects who are on the run are the main people behind the illegal mining activities.

As investigation continues, we would like to assure the public that all those involved will be brought to face justice.

Asare Solomon Aristocrat
Asare Solomon Aristocrat

I’m Solomon, the CEO of Voix Of Ghana Media ( VOG MEDIA, and Aristocrat Charity Foundation ( ACF). Aside blogging, I am also a Forester, Philanthropist, a Publicist, and a Promoter.

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