The Supreme Court, yesterday, ordered Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited to pay the sum of N30,288,681 to four communities in Delta State.
The apex court found the company culpable for the oil spillage that adversely affected the communities about 32 years ago.
The communities to benefit from the judgment of the court yesterday are Obotobo, Sokebolo, Ofogbene (Ezon Burutu) and Ekeremor Zion (Ezon Asa).
Some leaders of the communities had in 1983, dragged the oil company before a High Court of the then Bendel State. READ MORE OF THIS STORY