The Imo State government, Friday, reacted to the judgement of the Supreme Court on the disputed oil wells with Rivers State, urging citizens of the State to remain calm.

The State Attorney General, Barr C.O.C Akaolisa, in a statement in Owerri, expressed surprise at the statement by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, claiming victory and embarking on celebration.

He said the action of the Governor suggested that he might have had a pre knowledge of the judgment hence the celebration.

The Supreme Court on Friday, had resolved the ownership dispute in 17 oil wells ownership in favour of the Rivers State government.     

In a judgement prepared by Justice Ellen Ogunwumiju but delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim, the apex court dismissed the counter claim ownership put forward by the Imo State government.

According to Justice Agim, reliefs One, Three, Four, Five, and Six sought by the Rivers State government were granted by the court.

The court, however, refused to grant reliefs Two, Seven, and 10.

Akaolisa in a statement issued in Owerri noted that the Counsel to the Government,Chief Olusola Oke informed him that the Supreme Court granted a part of the claim of Rivers State while it refused another part.

He said since both parts had not been made known to Government,it is premature to speculate on the outcome of the judgment.

He urged imo people to remain calm and law abiding until the Government is apprised of the true state of the judgment. 


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