Customary Court Decisions in South-Western Nigeria
Response or Comment
Customary law is indigenous law of the people and it reflects the tradition, customs and values of the people. This implies that customary law varies in different societies especially in poly-ethnic ones. These customs and values are unwritten but are nevertheless applied by the courts in some jurisdictions. In Nigeria, customary courts are the lowest courts in the hierarchy of the court system.
The project "Customary Court Decisions in South Western Nigeria" is a summary of decisions of matters that were heard before the customary courts in two major cities in South Western Nigeria; Ibadan and Abeokuta. Customary courts are the lowest courts in the hierarchy of the Nigerian court system. They are the cheapest form of resolving disputes especially for the common man.
Dina, Yemisi, "Customary Court Decisions in South-Western Nigeria" (2013). Editorials and Commentaries. 177.