By Charles Kumolu
RIGHTS activist, Chief Rita Lori-Ogbebor has dragged the Itsekiri Regional Council, Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC and Chevron before a Delta State High Court and Federal High Court respectively over the disbursement and management of community development funds accruable to Itsekiri communities in Delta State.
She also lamented that funds meant for the development of Itsekiri communities were allegedly being mismanaged by an illegal body, adding that it was high time the trend stopped.
Briefing newsmen, yesterday, in Lagos, Lori-Ogbebor expressed worries that those who had access to development funds were living large at the expense of the Itsekiri nation.
She noted that a compendium entitled: The Odessey of Wastage: A Case of Itsekiri Development Master Plan, had been produced to further buttress the neglect of the oil producing ethnic nationality by concerned authorities.