June 27, 2017

OIL SPILL VICTIMS TO GET £30M FROM SHELL

OIL SPILL VICTIMS TO GET £30M FROM SHELL

OIL SPILL VICTIMS TO GET £30M FROM SHELL

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By Sebastine Obasi

 

 

Victims of the two oil spills caused by Royal Dutch Shell in Bodo community of Gokana Local Government Area, Rivers State, in 2008, will be paid £30 million as compensation. Dutch Shell declared willingness to pay up to £30 million (N7.5 billion) after a London court rejected a larger claim, Reuters reported.

 

 

About 15,000 residents of Bodo community represented by a law firm, Leigh Day, appealed in 2011 to a London court for more than £300 million in compensation.

 

 

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