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CENTRE FOR OIL POLLUTION WATCH v. NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION

(2018) JELR 109782 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.319/2013  •  20 Jul 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, JSC Musa Dattijo Muhammad, JSC Kumai Bayang Aka'ahs, JSC Kudirat Motonmori Olatokunbo Kekere-Ekun, JSC John Inyang Okoro, JSC Chima Centus Nweze, JSC Ejembi Eko, JSC

Judgement

CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): At the Federal High Court, Lagos Judicial Division, (hereinafter, simply, called “the trial Court”), the appellant in this appeal, (as plaintiff), in an admiralty in personal action, claimed against the respondent herein, (as defendant), the following reliefs:

(a) Reinstatement, restoration and remediation of the impaired and/or contaminated environment in Acha autonomous community of Isukwuato Local Government Area of Abia State of Nigeria particularly the Ineh and Aku Streams which environment was contaminated by the oil spill complaint (sic) of;

(b) Provisions of portable water supply as a substitute to the soiled and contaminated Ineh/Aku streams, which are the only and/or major source of water supply to the community;

(c) Provision of medical facilities for evaluation and treatment of the victims of the after negative health effect of the spillage and/or the contaminated streams.

In the amended statement of claim filed on …

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