Supreme Court fixes May 6 for judgment on Rivers, Imo 17 oil wells legal tussle

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On Monday the Supreme Court in Abuja has fixed May 6 for the final judgment in a legal battle by Rivers and Imo states over the ownership of 17 rich oil wells in their territories.

The apex court fixed the date after taking arguments from counsel to the parties.

Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, who led the Supreme Court panel of justices, informed the senior lawyers involved that the court would do everything possible to ensure delivery of the judgment on the appointed date.

Rivers and Imo have since last year been locked in a fierce legal battle on the disputed 17 oil wells located in Ndoni and Egbema local government areas of the two states.

The apex court had on July 15, 2021, granted an order of injunction stopping the Federal Government and its agencies from ceding 17 disputed oil wells located at Akri and Mbede to Imo State.

More details later.

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