The King of Ogale, King Okpab, points to bottles with water samples of the Ogale area in Nigeria as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in London, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Britain’s High Court will begin hearing lawsuits on Tuesday filed by the Ogale and Bille people alleging that decades of oil spills have fouled the water and destroyed the lives of thousands of fishermen and farmers in the Niger River Delta. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
LONDON (AP) — Emere Godwin Bebe Okpabi, leader of Nigeria’s Ogale people, unpacked four bottles of water from his homeland and lined them up on a table to show why his subjects are suing Royal Dutch Shell in a London court.
The Nigerian water is contaminated with oil and cancer-causing compounds such as benzene. It’s what his people drink every day.
Britain’s High Court will begin hearing lawsuits on Tuesday filed by the Ogale and …
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