INDIGENOUS JUDICIAL APPROACH AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN REMO REGION, OGUN STATE

INDIGENOUS JUDICIAL APPROACH AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN REMO REGION, OGUN STATE

Author by Dr. Victor Adetoyese Adesiyan

Journal/Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishing

Volume/Edition: 1

Language: English

Pages: 1 - 96

Abstract

Conflict has been established as an inevitable aspect of human societies. It is also a means of achieving durable and lasting peace. However, it can assume a destructive dimension if not properly handled. While there are many approaches to disputes settlement, it has been observed that modern mechanism is always been sought for, despites it’s numerous failures. It is against this that indigenous judicial approach is proposed for conflict resolution. Survey design was adopted for this study. Data were collected through primary and secondary sources; through oral interview, the population of the study includes indigenous judicial personalities and litigants. Stratified random  sampling technique were used to select one element (i.e town) each, from the three local government of study (i.e. Ilishan, Ode, Makun) and twenty (20) respondent were sourced from the three Indigenous judicial institution (i.e. Oba-in-council, market tribunal and extended family court) in each of the towns. Findings showed that indigenous judicial institution of conflict resolution are well entrenched in Remo region, and the inhabitants preferred to seek redress through it, as indigenous judicial systems always seek to reconcile the conflicting party generously and preserves ensure lasting harmony. Though the compliance with judgment of traditional mechanism is based on morality and culture but not legality. Study recommends that the state government should create an agency that would understudy the indigenous institutions in order to document their proceedings and thereby making the traditional court a legal alternate means of conflict resolution. A constitutional recognition of the indigenous institution by the Government is also recommended.


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