Court bars Ebonyi govt from pipeline production site

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BY PETER OKUTU

ABAKALIKI—A High Court sitting at Ohaukwu judicial division, weekend, issued an interlocutory injunction preventing Ebonyi State government or persons acting on its behalf from entering the ongoing pipeline production site located at Egu-Effium Nsalakpa, Ezzamgbo.

The court also ordered the defendants, the Attorney General of Ebonyi State, Dr. Benjamin Igwenyi, and the state Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Housing, Mr. Nwogha Moses, not to fence, partition and allocate the land to any other person or group of persons or body that will alter, change or affect the current status of the land, pending the final determination of the substantive suit.

The presiding judge, Justice H. A. Nkoju, after hearing the submissions of counsels to the plaintiff and defendants,  Ikechukwu Agbo and S. N. Ogbuinya respectively, granted the application of the plaintiff.

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