A total of 108,896 cases, criminal and civil, were registered at various courts in Katsina State within the 2017/2018 legal year, the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Musa Danladi Abubakar, said yesterday. Daily trust reports
He said 47,057 of those cases had been disposed of; while 55,423 were at various stages of trial.
Speaking at the commencement of 2018/2019 legal year, Justice Abubakar said in the preceding year also, the multi door court house handled 370 matters out of which 202 had been successfully resolved, 18 were referred to the normal courts; while 150 were at various stages of mediation, conciliation and resolution.
According to him, the records before the courts show significant increases in the volume of litigation noting that “we have always maintained that recourse to the court is a preferred and more civilised way of dispute settlement that self-help where the aggrieved takes law into their own hands”
He said the Shari’a courts alone registered 78,547 cases comprising 48,750 civil and 29,797 criminal cases, adding that the court was able to dispose 28, 329 cases with 43,632 pending.