The Supreme Courtroom in Abuja.
The Supreme Courtroom has granted an order of injunction refraining the Federal Authorities and its businesses from ceding oil wells at Akri and Mbede communities, to Imo State.
The order was granted on Wednesday to cease a purported implementation of the ceding of about 17 oil wells to Imo State, pending the willpower of a go well with introduced earlier than the court docket by the Rivers State Authorities.
Within the ruling, the Supreme Courtroom restrained the Lawyer Normal of the Federation and the Lawyer Normal of Imo State, from taking additional motion on the possession of the Oil Wells, until the disputes surrounding them are resolved.
The Apex court docket additionally barred the Income Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Fee (RMAFC) and the workplace of the Accountant Normal of the Federation from approving, implementing or giving impact in any method.
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Thereafter it mounted September 21 for the listening to of the substantive go well with.
The Rivers State authorities by means of its Lawyer Normal had dragged the AGF and the Lawyer of Imo State earlier than the Supreme Courtroom over the disputed oil wells.
The plaintiff sought a declaration that the boundary between Rivers and Imo states as delineated in Nigeria’s administrative map tenth, eleventh and twelfth editions in addition to different maps bearing comparable delineation “are inaccurate, incorrect and don’t symbolize the official and lawful boundaries between the 2 states.”
It additionally sought a declaration that so far as the Nigerian administrative map 10, 11 and 12 editions and different maps bearing comparable delineations of the boundaries between Rivers and Imo, are illegal and void, they “can’t be relied on to find out the extent of the territorial governmental jurisdiction of Rivers State”.
Rivers State, due to this fact, urged the Supreme Courtroom to declare that the right instrument, maps and paperwork to be relied on in figuring out the boundary between Rivers and Imo State are these utilized by the plaintiff in delineating the boundary traces between Rivers and Imo.