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CAMERON OFFSHORE SYSTEM (NIG) LTD v. AKWA IBOM ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION & WASTE MANAGEMENT AGENCY & THE JUDGE REVENUE COURT OF UYO ZONE

(2021) JELR 106861 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/98/2020  •  24 Feb 2021  •  Nigeria

Coram
Mojeed Adekunle Owoade Justice of the Court of Appeal James Shehu Abiriyi Justice of the Court of Appeal Muhammed Lawal Shuaibu Justice of the Court of Appeal

Judgement

MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the ruling of the High Court of Akwa Ibom State sitting in Uyo delivered on the 19th of November, 2019 dismissing the applicant’s application.

The applicant (now appellant) through a motion on notice filed on 30/4/2019 and brought pursuant to Order 40 Rule 5 (1) and (2) of the Akwa Ibom State High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2009 and under the inherent jurisdiction of the Court prayed the lower Court for the following:

An Order of Certiorari quashing charge NO REU/1133C/2018 – Akwa Ibom Environmental Protection and Water Management Agency v. Cameron Offshore System Nigeria Limited and All other proceedings already undertaken in the manner pursuant to the charge.

​Upon service of the motion papers on the respondents, the 1st respondent filed a counter affidavit in opposition. After considering the affidavit evidence, learned trial Chief Judge held inter alia that notwithstanding, the amount involve…

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