Soku Oil Wells: Bayelsa seeks return, heads to Appeal Court

Mon Jan 13th, 2020 - Abuja (FCT)

The Bayelsa Government on Monday said it has appealed the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which ceded the disputed Soku oil wells between Rivers and Bayelsa to Rivers.

Solicitor General of the state, Mr Preye Agada, disclosed this during an interaction with newsmen in Yenagoa.

Agada, who led the state’s legal team to file the appeal on behalf of the state Attorney General, said that the state is seeking a stay of execution of the judgment pending determination of the appeal.

The judgment was delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo on December 26, 2019.

Agada said that the lower court delivered judgment against the state without joining it as a party in the suit.




source: Guardian