Marginal Oilfields licensing: Court adjourns suit by Ijaw leaders

Posted by News Express | 20 February 2021 | 460 times

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The Federal High Court Yenagoa on Friday adjourned a suit by Ijaw leaders seeking to halt the process leading to licensing for marginal oilfields located in their domains pending the determination of their suit.

The suit marked No, PHC/YEN/CS/81/2020 was filed by Chief Brown Agu (Opu Agu VIII), Mrs Rosemary John-Oduone, President Ijaw Women Connect, and Mr Femowei Friend.

The presiding judge, Justice Abimbola Awogboro, adjourned the case to March 10 for continuation of hearing following an appeal by the defense counsel Idris Imam for time to respond to a motion.

Counsel to the plaintiff, Emie Trofanowei, had opposed the request for adjournment on the grounds that it was frivolous adding that the motion the defense was seeking time to respond to had been served on them for weeks.

The suit by the three plaintiff, on behalf of Ijaw Ethnic Nationality.

Source: News Express

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