FG Floors IOC’S As Court Strikes Out Objection

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has on December 5, 2016 struck out the preliminary objection filed by Brasoil Oil Services Company Nigerian Limited (“Brasoil”) against the Federal Government of Nigeria (“FGN”).
The preliminary objection dated March 24, 2016, which came on the heels of the lawsuits filed by the FGN against notable multinational oil corporations, sought an order of the Court striking out the suit filed by the FGN on the grounds that the FGN has failed to disclose a reasonable cause of action against the Defendant.
In opposition to the preliminary objection, the Federal Government through its Legal Team led by Professor Fabian Ajogwu (SAN) filed a counter affidavit praying the court to discountenance the prayers of Brasoil and hold that there exists a right and a reasonable cause of action against the Defendant.

After a thorough consideration of the totality of the case, the Court in its ruling delivered on December 5, 2016, agreed with the arguments of counsel to the FGN and held that Brasoil Oil Services Company Nigerian Limited had a case to answer considering all the documents filed by FGN.court-action

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