AMINA ADAMU AUGIE, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant is a Non-Governmental Organization [NGO] that involves itself in the reinstatement, restoration and remediation of environments impaired by oil spillage/pollution; it also ensures that environments that belong to no one are kept clean and safe for human and aquatic live/consumptions. It sued the Respondent at the Federal High Court, Lagos, wherein it claimed as follows -
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 complained of.
B. Provision 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 af…