By Franca Joseph, for Agenda Watchdog, may 10, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Some powerful Nigerians are pressuring the Osun State Government to release some Chinese miners arrested on May 4, 2020, for illegal mining activities in Osun State by the Osun State Joint Task Force (JTF) on Illegal Mining, according to the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite.
The minister made the disclosure during a press chat. He However, said that the Osun State Government had successfully rebuffed the attempts by these influential Nigerians to free the Chinese miners from custody.
Some Chinese miners, along with nine Nigerians, were arrested by the Osun State Joint Task Force (JTF) On May 4, for engaging in mining activities that reportedly contaminated the Osun River, making it unsafe for human usage.