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Judiciary

The Judiciary of Delta State, like other state judiciaries, renders very important services to the government and people of Delta State, first and foremost, to the entire people of Nigeria and to all and sundry. The main services that the judiciary renders are the interpretation of the laws of the land and the dispensation of justice. This is pursuant to the provision of section 272 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999. This section provides under sub section 1 that subject to the provision for the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court under section 251, and other provisions of the Constitution, the High Court of a state shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine any civil proceedings in which the existence or extent of a legal right, power, duty, liability, privilege, interest, obligation or claim is in issue or to hear and determine any criminal proceedings involving or relating to any penalty, forfeiture, punishment or other liability in respect of an offence committed by any person. This provision refers strictly to the High Court of a state, but by the provisions of the law of the state, judges of the lower bench and revenue court judges are enabled to perform the same functions at lower capacity.

The Judiciary consists of two departments: the High court of justice and the Customary Court of Appeal, each with distinct heads. Under the High Court of Justice, there are 23 judicial divisions manned by 28 High Court Judges. There are also 46 Magisterial Districts with 36 magistrates. The Customary Court of Appeal was established primarily to bring equitable justice to the doorsteps of the ordinary man at the grassroots level, and to develop the indigenous and native laws. By law, each local government area has one Area Customary Court and two District Customary Courts.

The Chief Judge

Hon. Justice Rosaline Patricia Irorefe Bozimo served as Administrative Judge in Effurun, Ughelli and later Warri Judiciary Divisions, Delta State. She was appointed as the Chief Judge of Delta state on 3rd April, 2003...read more

List of Judges

There are over thirty judges in Delta State spread across the various courts in the state...read more

Judicial Divisions and Court Designation

There are 7 Revenue Court Zones, 19 Judicial Divivsions and 47 Magisterial Districts in Delta State...read more


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