The Supreme Court has warned the Rivers State Government against building any structure on the demolished property of the Bayelsa State Government in Port Harcourt.
Bringing up the motion exparte for an injunction earlier filed by Bayelsa State Government, the Supreme Court said it would not be able to go ahead with the motion because of the counter affidavit filed in opposition to the motion on notice by Rivers State. The Supreme Court adjourned the substantive matter to January 15, 2024, for a hearing. It said the Rivers State Government stands to forfeit any such building once the judgment is against them. The Court also cautioned the Rivers State Attorney-General against carrying out any further acts that would affect the interest of the parties since the matter is now before the Supreme Court.
Recall that the Rivers state government demolished the Bayelsa State Government’s properties at number 5 and 9 Akasa Street in old GRA Port Harcourt, two weeks ago. Governor Wike said the demolished buildings were against his administration’s urban renewal plans.