C’RIVER JUDICIARY COLLABORATES WITH PEBEC TO TRAIN MAGISTRATES ON SCC JUSTICE DISPENSATION.

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The Cross River State Judiciary in collaboration with the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has commenced a 2-day training of 20 Magistrates on Small Claims Courts (SCC).

Accordingly, the training is aimed at equipping the Magistrates (Bench) on the quick administration of justice in matters of debt recovery (bad debt) from small-scale and medium-scale entrepreneurs at no cost.

In the course of the training, and speaking via Zoom, Mr. Olaniyan Babayemi one of the resource persons informed participants that Small Claims Courts (SCC) are like specialised Tribunals with the objectives to provide fast, timely, and informal access to justice without recourse to hiring the services of attorneys (lawyers) which the common man may not be able to afford.

Mr. Jaafar Shuaibu, a Reform Leader at the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) opined that Magistrates are at liberty to encourage parties to settle matters amicably between themselves.

According to Shuaibu, the duration shall not exceed 60 days from the day of filing to judgement, stressing that time, speed and urgency are the bedrock (pillars) upon which the Small Claims Courts (SCC) is predicted.

The Chief Judge of Cross River State, Justice Akon Ikpeme on her part stated that Justice has been brought closer to the people with the establishment of the Small Claims Courts (SCC) adding that a website has been created to ease printed practice directions.

As she charged Trainees to double their efforts to make monthly returns and fast-track small claims cases.

“Cases that lasted ten-fifteen years before are to be dispensed within sixty days particularly cases involving money liquidation.

“Justice has been brought closer to the doorsteps of the people as they do not need to go to the regular Courts for small claims,” she advised.

Amawu Cletus Albert Amawu

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