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The Supreme Court has on Friday rejected a petition by Shell Petroleum Development Company requesting the court to review the penalty of N17 billion compensation.
Justice Samuel Osuji, while dismissing the application said that Shell’s request was unmeritorious.
On June 14, 2010, the Federal High Court awarded the N17 billion damages against Shell over an oil spill at Ejam-Ebulu in TainEleme Local government Area, Rivers State.
Shell appealed the judgement at the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, both Court upheld the judgement.
Lawyer to the Ejam-Ebulu community said that the penalty with interest is now about N160 billion.
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