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|Title:||RECONCILIATION, RESTITUTION AND COMPENSATION IN NIGERIAN LOWER COURTS – OUTDATED CUSTOMARY REMEDIES?|
|Publisher:||UUniversity of Benin Law Journal|
|Abstract:||Remedies in Nigerian customary courts are usually characterized by a tradition of conciliation, compensation and a restoration of the social equilibrium disturbed by the effect of crime or civil wrong. The customary legal system is still focused on the traditional tripartite approach which takes into consideration the importance of reconciliation between the offender and offended, restitution of movables and compensation to the victim(s) of crime or wrong doing. This paper examines customary law in Nigerian lower courts and the extent and context to which restitution, restoration, compensation and restorative service are administered as sentencing practices.|
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