The people of Akipelai are Ijaw Ogbia Ijaw speaking folks situated in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State. Fishing and farming are the main occupation of the people. The community is the maternal home of the current Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan. The spill occurred on 14th September, 2012 when an oil servicing company [Flees Global] contracted by Agip was carrying out some operations at the manifold. Flees Global was in the process of linking a new oil well from the neighbouring community [Aggrissaba] to the Obama flowstation by connecting it to the manifold on their land. The family of Aki and Amabebe in the community laid claim to the impacted area, as landlords. Leaders of the community expressed displeasure about the attitude of Agip toward the spill incident. After one week of reporting the spill, Agip is yet to visit the area to conduct investigation and remediation of the impacted site. Agip also attributed the incident to equipment failure.