An appeal filed by an NVT Power & Energy Ltd, against the judgment given in favour of eight communities in Rivers has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.
According to The Guardian, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, in a ruling, ordered the dismissal of the appeal marked: SC/CV/849/2022 filed against the June 7 ruling of the Court of Appeal, Port-Harcourt.
The apex court’s order dismissing the appeal made on Nov. 4 was sequel to an application by NVT Power for the withdrawal of the appeal.
The communities involved include Opu-Benibo Granville community; Orubibi Douglas community; Blackduke Oweredaba community; Ajumogobia -Bestman community; Oruwari community and Siri Young Jack community amongst others
They had prayed the court to, among others, compel the firm to negotiate with them and “pay forthwith to their attorney/legal representative all agreed accruals, benefits and compensation that is due to the claimants communities by reason of the defendant’s activities, operations and facilities within the lands of the claimants communities.