SOKU OIL WELLS: Bayelsa Files Appeal against Rivers

The Bayelsa State government has filed an appeal against the judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which ceded the disputed Soku oil wells to neighboring Rivers state.

The solicitor general of Bayelsa State, Mr. Preye Agada, led the state’s legal team to file the appeal on behalf of the state attorney-general, and said that the state wants the court to stay execution on the judgement delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo on December 26, 2019 pending the resolution of the matter.

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He said that the lower court delivered judgement against the state without joining it as a party in the suit, adding that in the motion on notice in the suit no FHC/ABJ/CS/984/2019, Bayelsa State was not served the processes in the suit before the lower court delivered the said judgement.

He also said that Bayelsa State had sought an order of the court to appeal the judgement as an interested party in the suit between attorney-general of Rivers State and National Boundaries Commission.

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