Mon. Sep 27th, 2021

Customary Court to undertake the trial of criminal matters.

The Senate yesterday passed a bill to expand the jurisdiction of the Federal Capital Territory Customary Court to undertake the trial of criminal matters.

The bill titled Federal Capital Territory Customary Act 2007 (Amendment), Bill 2021 was sponsored by Senator Opeyemi Bamidele representing Ekiti Central.

Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Bamidele in his presentation said, the primary objective of the bill was to amend the Federal Capital Territory Customary Court Act 2007.

The passage of the Bill followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.

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