The Justice Court docket By Funmi Asaolu: Nigerian Arbitration-Primarily based Actuality TV Court docket Present Debuts January four 2020
It has all of the appurtenances of an actual courtroom. A sitting choose, a plaintiff, an accused, interpreter, bailiff and the viewers, but it’s a actuality present. Welcome to The Justice Court. And presiding in all her Lordship is Choose Funmi Asaolu.
With head bowed within the dock is an property agent accused of swindling a possible tenant of an enormous sum of cash. His trial brings to gentle the actions of dangerous eggs amongst property brokers.
In a stern voice and with out mincing phrases, Choose Asaolu, in her judgment, lambasts the agent for breach of belief and orders him to provide a particular date for cost.
In one other scene, Choose Asaolu arbitrates a enterprise deal gone awry between two feminine egg sellers. On the finish of day, the choose settles the matter amicably whereas ordering that the cash owed be paid as agreed earlier than the courtroom.
The above eventualities are snippets from The Justice Court docket, a brand new actuality TV present set to debut on satellite tv for pc and tv networks throughout the nation on Saturday January four, 2020.
Produced by Avonix Nigeria Restricted and shot at Hotsports Studios in Lagos, The Justice Court docket will air on NTA 2 on Saturdays at 6.30pm and Superscreen TV on Sundays at eight.30pm.
Based on the producer, Neil Oyenekan, The Justice Court docket is an Various Dispute Decision (ADR) mannequin coping with actual life judicial issues and aimed toward delivering truthful and speedy judgment in a courtroom setting.
“The judiciary is likely one of the oldest establishments on the earth and an financial system, state or group can’t run with out regulation and order,” he stated.
“Past what occurs on the federal excessive courts, there are many points that should be handled on the grassroots. So, when you may have a present like this, which addresses people who find themselves within the center and decrease courses, it educates them extra – via a medium, which reaches each nook of the nation and presumably the continent.”
Explaining additional, Oyenekan stated that the final word goal of The Justice Court docket is to assist decongest the common courts, that are at the moment overwhelmed with excessive variety of instances, with litigants pissed off with lengthy adjournments and judicial delays.
“Sometimes, The Justice Court docket would resolve small claims, civil and household disputes throughout the ambit of the regulation, and throughout the shortest potential interval.
The litigants duly consent to the method and the judgment or mediation settlement reached by the events is enforceable as a contract by each events.”