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CHEVRON NIGERIA LIMITED v. IMO STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY & ORS

(2016) JELR 33281 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/PH/633/2008  •  15 Jul 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
RAPHAEL CHIKWE AGBO JCA; IGNATIUS IGWE AGUBE JCA; ITA GEORGE MBABA JCA;

Judgement

IGNATIUS IGWE AGUBE JCA (DELIVERING THE LEADING JUDGMENT): In the Owerri Judicial Division of the Federal High court, holden at Owerri, the plaintiff (now appellant) by an originating summons dated the 20th day of June, 2006 but filed on the 29th day of June, 2006; sought for the determination of the following questions:

"1. Whether upon a proper construction and interpretation of the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, the 1st defendant or its Committee on Petroleum, Energy, Environment and Agriculture has the power, legal right and authority to enquire into and or investigate the subject matter of the claims of the Oguta Farmers Association seeking reparations for alleged damages and injuries as conveyed to the plaintiff by the 1st defendant's letter dated 18th May, 2005.

2. Whether upon a proper construction and interpretation of the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 the acts of the 1st defendant in the course …

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