Shell Wins Court case Against Niger Delta Pollution Claims

Oil Spillage

A UK court has ruled in favour of Anglo-Dutch oil giant, Shell on Thursday in a case brought by residents of Niger Delta over oil spillage in the region.

 The court agreed with Shell’s argument that the case should be heard in Nigeria, while the claimants had argued they could only get justice in British courts.

 UK law firm Leigh Day which is representing the two communities, says the claims are over “extensive environmental damage caused by oil pollution.”