Oil Marketer Threatens Lawsuit Over Demolition


Lolina Oil and Gas Limited, has threatened a law suit over
the demolilation of its filling station which was under construction along
Eneka road Obio/Akpor Local Government area.

Managing Director of the station, Mr Omololu Phillips told
newsmen in Port Harcourt that four men and personnel had arrived the area in a
Black Jeep and an excavator and reduced the station to Arubble.

Mr. Phillips said that, the station which was located
opposite the five petrol tankers set abloze by the joint taskforce (JTF) last
month was never marked for demolition, neither was it affected by the on-going
expansion work along the Eneka/ Igwuruta road.

The showed to newsmen copies of relevant documents approved
by the government involving the certified survey plan and the Deed of
Conveyance between the management of Lolina Oil and Gas Limited and the
Rumuduru Community vendor family application and approval of for allocation of
non state land.

According to him, the management of the station dully
completed all processes prescribed by the Rivers State Government for the
approval of site for the station.

The Managing Director expressed concern over the inability
of the term to issue him with a grit notice, and noted that the situation ran
contrary to government plan to encourage investors in the state, and vowed to
pusue the matter legaly.

Also speaking, the wife of the Managing Directors, Mrs.
Tamuno-Inaba Phillips  said that the
family had sunk over a hundred million naira into the project and threatened to
seek redress in court.

The paramount ruler of Rumuduru community, Eze P.A. Okere
assured of the community preparedness to back any action taken by the company.

The commissioner for land and survey the Chief Ezemonye
Ezekiel Amadi could not be reached for comments on the issue.