SUPREME COURT ORDERS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO DESIST FROM CEDING OIL WELLS AT AKRI AND MBEDE COMMUNITIES.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on July 15, 2021
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Federal Government and any of its agencies to desist from ceding oil wells at Akri and Mbede Communities to Imo State.
The order follows an exparte motion argued by Emmanuel Ukala, SAN.
The Apex Court ruled that the ceding of seventeen oil wells to Imo State should be put on hold pending the determination of a suit brought before the court by the Rivers State Government.
The Rivers State Government through its Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice dragged the AGF and the Attorney-General of Imo State before the Supreme Court over the disputed oil wells.
The Apex Court also barred the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC and office of the Accountant-General of the Federation from approving, implementing or giving effect in any manner.
Meanwhile, hearing of the substantive suit has been fixed for September 21