CSO Protest over Shell Refusal to Respect Court Judgement

..Gives (14) day Ultimatum

…Vows to Frustrate Sale Of assets

A foremost civil society organisation, Save Nigeria Movement has threatened to hold protests in the country and united kingdom over Shell Petroleum Development Company’s refusal to implement a court judgement awarded against her by a Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, Imo state since November, 2020.

The court presided by Justice T.G Ringim in a suit no. FHC/OW/CS/05/2020 between Chief Isaac Obor-Ntito Torch, Chief David Osarojiji and Chief Mbiewe Shadrack Ngedah and 86 other vs Shell Petroleum Development Company LTD and 5 others.

The plaintiff has approached to court seeking compensation over oil spillage that destroyed their farms and other produce to the tune of Eight Hundred Billion Naira (800,000,000,000.00) which the court granted.

Delivering the judgement, Justice Ringim stated amongst others: “That the plaintiffs are entitled to a compensation of Eight Hundred Billion Naira (800,000,000,000.00) for their farm products, fish ponds, several fish farms, fish net, machineries, non cleansing and non maintenance of ruptured pipes of the 1st and 3rd defendants that cause irreparable damages to the plaintiffs several farm lands, hydrocarbon oil spillage or spillage, that occurred on 18th September, 2019 and affected several farm lands of the plaintiffs.

“That the defendants shall promptly and expeditiously remediate the land of the plaintiffs to its International Agricultural Soil (IAS)”.

The CSO in a demand notice for implementation of the judgement signed by its convener, Rev. Solomon Semaka addressed to the managing director of Shell Petroleum Development Company and copied the Inspector General of Police, Director General, State security services, Senate President, Speaker, House of Representatives and Embassy of the Netherlands threatened to stage protest at all international airports in the country and the National Assembly complex if no effort is made within 14 days for the judgement to be implemented.
“The organisation is in receipt of complaints from the public regarding the failure of your organisation to respect a judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction against the interest of the masses in the affected communities.

“The Save Nigeria Movement is obliged to seek audience with your organisation to ascertain the efforts made pursuant to the implementation of the judgement in reference”, the CSO noted.

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