Jubilation as Court grants Rivers ownership of Soku Oil Wells

Shola O’Neil, Regional Editor, Port Harcourt


There was jubilation in Port Harcourt and other parts of Rivers State on Monday following a Federal High Court Abuja ruling on the disputed Soku Oil Wells/Fields located in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of the state.

The oil wells ownership had led to rising tension between the states, with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike accusing his Bayelsa State counterpart, Seriake Dickson of plotting a takeover of Rivers oil wells.

In a judgment in Suit Number FHC/ABJ/CS/984/19, the Attorney-General of Rivers State versus National Boundary Commission, Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court declared that after examining all the documents from relevant Government agencies and facts before the court, the Soku Oil Wells/fields belong to Rivers State.

The Federal High Court made an order compelling the National Boundary Commission to rectify forthwith in the 12th Edition of the Administrative Map of Nigeria the erroneous interstate…

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