Court Restrains Dangote, Police, From Hampering Operations At BUA’s Okpella Mines

Court Restrains Dangote, Police, From Hampering Operations At BUA’s Okpella Mines

SHARE:

Post Views: 135 A Federal High Court in Benin City, Edo State, has restrained Dangote Industries and the Nigerian Police Force from interfering with B...

Nigeria’s Power Sector Contracts Weren’t In National Interest, Lawan Laments
SEC Plans New Strategies To Tackle Unclaimed Dividends Menace In 2020- Uduk
Photo News: Danish Consul Pays Courtesy Visit To NGSE

A Federal High Court in Benin City, Edo State, has restrained Dangote Industries and the Nigerian Police Force from interfering with BUA Group’s operations at the disputed Okpella mining sites in the State in a judgement it delivered recently.

A statement by the management of BUA, on Sunday, said the court ordered the Inspector General of Police, Commissioner of Police, Edo State, Dangote Industries, and Dangote Cement Plc as first to fourth respondents in the case to stay off the mining sites and not interfere in any manner whatsoever with BUA’s operation of disputed mining lease sites.

BUA described the judgment as “one major step towards the final vindication of our rights over the mining sites and in line with BUA’s position that it holds the legal mining leases to the disputed sites, and that all parties in this dispute allow the courts be the final arbiter as has been our mantra, “LET THE COURTS DECIDE.”

While appreciating the Judiciary for standing firm on the side of justice in the discharge of its duties and noting the commitment of all parties in submitting wholeheartedly to the judicial process, the company said it “has now resumed operations at the Obu-Okpella mines as ordered by the court.”

The statement recalled that BUA’s legitimate activities on three mining sites in the mines were abruptly disrupted by the Inspector General of Police and the Edo state commissioner of Police on the order of Dangote Cement Plc and its holding company- Dangote Industries, in 2017.

BUA, in the statement, assured stakeholders, including shareholders, employees, customers, regulators, host communities, security agencies and the public, that the court upheld the company’s “fundamental right to peaceful possession of the mining sites in Obu, Okpella, Edo State (operated by BUA Cement and which BUA became seised by virtue of mining leases granted by the Federal Government of Nigeria), without unlawful interference from the Inspector General of Police, 1st Respondent; Commissioner of Police, Edo State, 2nd Respondent; Dangote Industries, 3rd Respondent; and Dangote Cement Plc, 4th Respondent.

“It would be recalled that BUA was legally operating its various mining sites in Obu-Okpella, Edo State before the above named respondents abruptly disrupted our operations at three of those mines in 2017 during the pendency of two other matters. The 1st and 2nd Respondents at the behest of the 3rd and 4th Respondents invaded and shut down the operations.

“We then approached the courts to enforce our fundamental rights to the property of the mines as well as our rights to continue operating from those mines. Whilst we were awaiting judgement, we continued to sustain our operations from our other numerous mines in that area unaffected by these actions.”

After a prolonged trial, which started in 2017, the statement continued, “the court not only found that we have always been in possession of the mining sites but clearly found that the 1st and 2nd respondents were used and allowed themselves to be used by the 3rd and 4th respondents to invade, and disrupt our operations in the affected and disputed mine sites during the pendency of two other matters between us and the 3rd and 4th respondents.

“The court accordingly granted an order restraining the first 1st and 2nd respondents (The Police) as well as the 3rd and 4th respondents (Dangote Industries &Dangote Cement Plc) from interfering in any manner whatsoever with BUA’s operation of disputed mining lease sites. The two other matters remain pending in court.”

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 12
  • comment-avatar

    Like!! Really appreciate you sharing this blog post.Really thank you! Keep writing.

  • comment-avatar
  • comment-avatar

    I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon everyday.

  • comment-avatar

    I used to be able to find good info from your blog posts.

  • comment-avatar
  • comment-avatar

    Ahaa, its nice dialogue regarding this paragraph here at this
    blog, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting
    at this place. http://www.backwaterroutes.in

  • comment-avatar

    I have red so many posts concerning the blogger lovers except this post is genuinely a fastidious piece of writing,
    keep it up.

    My web-site; Despedida De Soltero En Madrid

  • comment-avatar

    Remarkable! Its really amazing piece of writing, I have got much clear idea about
    from this article.

  • comment-avatar

    It’s perfect time to make a few plans for the long run and it’s time
    to be happy. I have learn this publish and if
    I may I desire to suggest you some interesting things or advice.
    Maybe you could write next articles referring to this article.
    I want to read even more things approximately it! https://anunturi-parbrize.ro/index.php?page=894

  • comment-avatar

    Howdy this is somewhat of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or
    if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but
    have no coding experience so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! https://anunturi-parbrize.ro/index.php?page=1083

  • comment-avatar

    Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your article seem to
    be running off the screen in Internet explorer. I’m not sure if this is a format
    issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know.
    The design look great though! Hope you get the problem resolved soon. Thanks https://anunturi-parbrize.ro/index.php?page=7414

  • comment-avatar

    Excellent weblog right here! Also your site quite a bit up very fast!
    What host are you the use of? Can I am getting your associate hyperlink
    for your host? I desire my site loaded up as quickly as yours lol https://anunturi-parbrize.ro/index.php?page=3796

  • DISQUS: 0