Federal High Court Abuja Orders Shell To Pay Ogoni People N45.9B For Oil Spill

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered Shell Petroleum Company to pay the sum of N45.9 billion to the Ogoni people for Oil Spillage.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed who gave the order on Wednesday held that the money must be paid within 21 days.

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The sum is a cost awarded against the company several years ago for oil spill in Ogoniland.

A spokesman said the payment would mark the “full and final settlement” to the Ejama-Ebubu community over a spill during the 1967-70 Biafran War.

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