A Court in London will deliver judgment on Friday in a case filed by lawyers for the Bodo community in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta.
The lawyers, went to court in London to fend off what they said was an attempt by Shell to kill off their litigation.
The community was devastated by two major oil spills a decade ago.
The Bodo oil spills have been the subject of years of legal wrangling.
Royal Dutch Shell has filed a criminal complaint against Peter Robinson, a former senior employee over suspected bribes in the $390 million sale of an oilfield in Nigeria, where the company is already under investigation over a separate deal.
Dutch prosecutors confirmed they had received the complaint against Robinson, a former vice president for sub-Saharan Africa.
THE Ogoni people of Rivers State in Southern Nigeria, have taken on the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Anglo-Dutch oil and gas major, Shell, claiming that they are negating their environmental rights.
They said for the oil company to continue laying pipelines in their land negates their environmental rights as well as an alleged great display of impunity against the extant laws of the country.