COURT AWARDS SOKU OIL FIELD TO RIVERS STATE
Written by thereachfm on December 17, 2019
Federal High Court Abuja has ruled on the disputed Soku Oil Wells/Fields located in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers state.
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 boundary between Rivers State and Bayelsa State as contained in the extant 11th Edition of the Administrative Map of Nigeria.
The ownership of the field, located between Bayelsa and Rivers, which used to be one state (Rivers) before October 1, 1996 when Bayelsa was created, has been raging for years.