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CHIEF D. J. C. NWORGU ELDER SAMPSON UMEJURU CHIEF PHILIP OGBOBULA MICHAEL JIM ABAYOM I OJO B. BLUE-JACK D. E. HANSON DR. A. A. AMAKIRI (For themselves and as representatives of Kreigani, Idu I & II Ohali-Elu, Oboburu, Ogbogu, Obite, Akabuka, Obiyegbe, Obigbor Alinso-Okanu, Ahoada, Peterside, Dikibo-Torunsika, Kiriyo Ama Ojeoma, Kalakiri, Kiri-Ama, Adamakiri, Bile-Kiti, Pribiri, Oruabi-Pikiri, Soku-Russia, Old Bakana, Amatengbolo-Amangala-Kiri communities affected by the proposed compulsory lands acquisition scheme for the Nigeria LNG Limited gas pipeline right of way from Obrikom to Bonny in Rivers State) V. NIGERIA LNG LIMITED

(2004) JELR 57048 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/PH/119/2000  •  10 Nov 2004  •  Nigeria

Coram
VICTOR AIMEPOMO OYELEYE OMAGE JCA (Presided) JOHN AFOLABI FABIYI JCA (Read the Lead Judgment) PIUS OLAYIWOLA ADEREMI JCA

Judgement

FABIYI JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment delivered by Okor J, on 10th February, 1999 while sitting at the High Court of Justice, Port Harcourt, Rivers State of Nigeria. The learned trial Judge dismissed the appellants’ claim from the respondent for compulsory acquisition of their land. The claims of appellants, as couched in paragraph 14 of their statement of claim as extant on pages 6-7 of the transcript record of appeal, read as follows:- “14. WHEREFORE the plaintiffs claim against the defendants jointly and severally the sum of N800,000,000.00 being and representing fair, adequate and reasonable compensation for the acquisition of 400 hectares of plaintiffs’ land and the 200 hectares of plaintiffs’ land injuriously affected by the said acquisition at the rate of N1,000,000 per hectare and a further sum of N200,000,000 for the disturbance of the plaintiffs caused by the permanent loss of the said land and the cost of securing alternative la…

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