A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has issued an order restraining Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) from interfering with the Government of Rivers State’s title, right and interest over fixed landed assets comprised in Kidney Island Base, Port Harcourt and interests in Lands comprised in OML 11.
The court, presided over by Justice Adolphus Enebeli, asserted that the Rivers State Government’s purchase of Kidney Island and OML 11, through public auction ordered by the court pursuant to a court judgment on August 14, 2019, is absolute, irreversible and indivisible.
Justice Enebeli issued the order on Monday while delivering judgment in suit No. PHC/29/CS/2021 filed by SPDC, challenging the sealing off of Kidney Island once used as the company’s operational base by the Government of Rivers State.
The defendants in the suit are: Government of Rivers State; Attorney General of Rivers State; Deputy Sheriff…