By Muyiwa Bamidele
A Coalition of Civil Society Groups has expressed serious concern over the court judgment granted to Process and Industrial Development Ltd to take over $9.6bn worth of Nigeria’s asset.
The Group who stormed the United Kingdom High Commission and the Irish Embassy in Abuja said the United Kingdom Court judgement as a travesty to justice, disrespecting the sovereignty of the Nigerian Government.
The leader of the Coalition Etuk Bassey who addressed Journalists at entry points of the both Embassies vowed that they will continue their action for the next one week until the judgement is reversed.
According to Etuk August 16, 2019 judgement delivered in a case instituted by P&ID against the government of Nigeria on the Gas supply processing agreement with NNPC is in bad light and is capable of destroying relationship built over the years between Nigerian government and Britain.
“We considered the judgement as a travesty to justice, disrespecting the sovereignty of the Nigerian Government as the case is not supposed to be heard in a foreign country outside the Country where the said irregularities was committed”.
“We also considered it as a deliberate effort to deter the efforts of the Nigerian government towards the fight against corruption. We are strongly opposed this judgement”.
The Protestants carried various placards with inscription such “$9.6bn judgement is a fraud,” “No to illegal take over of our national assets,” “Nigeria rejects fraudulent judgment from British judge,” among others.