Port2Port case thrown out in Nigeria
Case thrown out and men free to return to work.
Port2Port West Africa contractors dishcarged
Port2Port West Africa’s contractors have been exonerated of all charges on the order of Justice Akpomiemie of the High Court of Bayelsa State, Yenagoa, Nigeria today as she struck out the case. This follows a lengthy and very expensive 8 month legal process which began 21st March with the unlawful arrest followed by 19 days unwarranted detention of P2P’s personnel in contravention of the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution and international conventionPort2Port West Africa is very pleased to have the case withdrawn as there was never any basis of evidence against them and we have always vehemently denied that the contractors were or ever have been involved in conspiracy to commit official corruption.
Vincent Haywood (32) and Piers Eastwood (39), both UK nationals are now free to return to their security duties for Port2Port West Africa. Port2Port West Africa consistently denied that its contractors were or ever have been involved in any crime or illegal activity of any kind.
Ambassador Edward Aina, Chairman of Port2Port West Africa said, “This is most welcome news, the allegations and charges against our contractors were patently untrue and we utilised every legal process at our disposal to prove as such and get these dedicated, highly professional and totally innocent contractors proven innocent.”
Bola Adefehinti, Managing Director, Port2Port West Africa said, “Clearly I am very pleased with the courts decision. Our focus now is to return to normal business, where our clients can expect our usual high standard of risk management services in the Gulf of Guinea.”