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Spy Policemen Secure N500 Million Supreme Court Judgement Against ExxonMobil

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Spy Policemen Secure N500 Million Supreme Court Judgement Against ExxonMobil

 

In a landmark Supreme Court Judgement yesterday, Justice Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered judgement worth N500 million against multinational oil company, Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, an upstream affiliate of ExxonMobil operating in Nigeria, in favour of 19 Spy policemen sacked in Akwa Ibom State, many years ago without appropriate compensation.

In the case Mobil Producing Nigerian Ultd v. Okon Johnson &18 ors, the Supreme Court ruled that each of the spy police is paid more than N30 million each aside other damages sort by the applicants.

Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited is an oil company, that engages in the offshore production of crude, condensate, and natural gas liquid. Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited was formerly known as Mobil Exploration Nigeria Incorporated, the company was granted Oil Prospecting License (OPL) offshore in 1961 in present day Akwa Ibom State and changed its name to Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited in 1969.

Claimants jubilating after the judgement

Claimants jubilating after the judgement

A daughter of one of the litigants who got judgment confined in BlackBox Nigeria that the judgement was the best thing that happened to the family in years.

“We have been on this case for years, Mobil Nigeria employed my dad as a Spy Policeman and think they can disengage him without necessary compensation. The company have been using its money chest to frustrate all efforts get justice but today’s judgment shows the common man can still get justice in this country, ” she exclusively told BlackBox Nigeria.

 

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