In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 18th, June, 2020

Anambra Communities Drag Julius Berger To Courtroom

Anambra Communities Drag Julius Berger To Court

2nd Niger Bridge

2nd Niger Bridge


The Ogbaru Neighborhood in Anambra State has dragged Julius Berger Nigeria Plc earlier than the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Awka, alleging a violation of Environmental Impression Evaluation within the development of the 2nd Niger Bridge, Punch has reported.


Additionally joined as defendants within the go well with are the Federal Ministry of Works and B and Q Dredging.


The group is demanding N2.5bn as damages for the alleged environmental and well being hazards arising from the actions of the respondents within the development of the bridge.


The plaintiff claimed that greater than 160 buildings from 15 communities within the Ogbaru Council Space on the coastal line of the River Niger had been adversely affected by the continuing development, which handed by way of Asaba to Ogbaru and stretched to Obosi.


The group claimed that the actions of the development firm had polluted River Niger, their solely supply of water provide, with attendant adverse impression on aquatic and home lives.


They sought a court docket order to compel the defendants to recognise, deal and negotiate all phrases and circumstances of works with the Ogbaru Native Authorities Space chairman in respect of the undertaking being constructed.


When the matter got here up earlier than Justice I.B. Gafai on Tuesday, neither the defendants nor their counsel had been in court docket.


Justice Gafai stated the court docket wouldn’t proceed within the matter with out the presence of the defendants and stuck September 29, 2020 for graduation of listening to.

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