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BREAKING: DTSG Sets Up Courts To Handle Debt Recovery Disputes Involving N5M And Below



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By Daniel Dafe

The Delta State Judiciary has launched the Small Claims Courts across various
judicial divisions in the state to tackle disputes involving Five Million Naira and below.

This was contained in an official memo by the state government on Tuesday, signed by Theresa Adiabua Oliko, Director of Public Communication.

“To this end, the Chief Judge of Delta State, Honourable Justice Tessy Diai, has
designated some magistrate courts in the state to hear and determine liquidated
monetary claims of N5million and below.

“To implement this, the Honourable Chief Judge signed the Delta State Judiciary
Practice Direction on Small Claims 2023, which will guide the operations of the
small courts.

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“For the avoidance of doubt, the objective of the establishment of the courts is to
improve the judicial process by making it easier to resolve liquidated debt recovery
disputes involving small claims of N5 million or below.

“Accordingly, for all claims filed in small courts, judgments are expected to be
delivered within 60 days with an additional 30 days for enforcement.
It is emphasized that the courts also encourage self-representation and adhere to strict timelines for important court events,” the statement added.


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