BAYELSA APPEALS COURT RULING ON SOKU OIL WELL
Written by The Reach FM 1049 on January 14, 2020
The Bayelsa Government says 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, Preye Agada, led the state’s legal team to file the appeal on behalf of the state Attorney General.
Agada said that the state is seeking a stay of execution of the judgment pending determination of the appeal as the lower court delivered judgment against the state without joining it as a party in the suit.
He said the contested oil wells, which Rivers described as Soku Oil Wells are in Oluasiri in Bayelsa, and Bayelsa has been receiving the 13 percent derivation accruing from the oil wells for a long time.