Rivers Hails Supreme Court Over Injunction on Oil Wells Ceded to Imo

Rivers State Government has commended the Supreme Court for issuing an injunction to stop the Federal Government from ceding 12 oil wells from the state to Imo State.

The Commissioner for Finance and Planning, Isaac Kamalu, said Rivers State Government filed the suit at the Supreme Court against the FGN and its agencies from carrying out the ceding of the oil well at Akri and Mbede after a high court in a judgment on Wednesday awarded the oil wells in the border territories to Imo State.

Kamalu said the state had to rush to the Supreme Court after the judgment of the high court, which purportedly acted on a supposed boundary demarcation done by some federal government agencies to cede the disputed territories to Imo State.

“The Court has directed that the Attorney General of the Federation and agencies of the Federal Government should abstain from doing anything in respect of the matter that is before the court pending the determination of motion on notice,” Kamalu said.

The Supreme Court ordered that nothing be done with respect to the ceding of the oil wells until the suit filed by Rivers State Government was determined.

In another development, the Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt has adjourned to August 19th, the judgment in a suit by the Rivers State Government seeking to set aside the judgment releasing 150 prisoners from the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre.

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