Supreme Court fixes date to hear Rivers/Imo oil well suit

The Supreme Court has fixed 1st of November for definit hearing of the Rivers and Imo states suit on the ownership of 17 rich oil wells in their territories.

The apex court fixed the date after the court heard the submissions of counsels to Attorney General of the federation Remi Olatubura SAN and Imo state counsel Olusola Oke.
The suit was instituted by Rivers State against its Imo state counterpart shortly after identifying some of the processes so far filed for and against the legal action.
The apex court had on Wednesday July 14 granted an order of injunction stopping the federal government and it’s agencies from ceeding the 17 disputed oil wells located at Akri and Mbede to Imo state.

The order of injunction was granted to stop an alleged implementation of the ceeding of the 17 oil wells to Imo state pending the determination of the suit brought before it by the Rivers state government.

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