Supreme Court partly resolves 17 oil wells ownership tussle in favour of Rivers.

Written by on May 7, 2022

The Supreme Court on Friday in Abuja, in a landmark judgment, resolved the ownership dispute of 17 oil rich wells in favour of Rivers State.

In the judgment prepared by Justice Heleen Ogunwumiju but delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim, the apex court dismissed the counter claim ownership put forward by the Imo State Government.

The oil wells, located in the territories of Rivers and Imo states, have been a subject of litigation at the apex court which served as a court of first instance with seven justices in the panel.

According to Justice Agim, reliefs 1, 3 4 5 and 6 sought by Rivers State Government were granted by the court.

The court however refused to grant reliefs 2, 7 and 10. Justice Ogunwumiju however refused to grant the 500 million naira cost requested by Rivers State.

Seun Fakorede

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