FCT CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
The Customary Court Of Appeal, Federal Capital Territory Abuja Is A Superior Court Of Record Established In 1991 Pursuant To Decree No. 30 Of 1991. (See Section 265, Constitution Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria 1999 As Amended). The Court’s Headquarters Is Located At No. 6, P.O.W Mafemi Crescent, Utako District, Abuja With For (4) Zonal Courts At Bwari, Gwagwalada, Kuje And Abaji.
The need to streamline the administration of native law and custom and the courts structure, led to the initiation and eventual passage of the Federal Capital Territory customary Court Act 2007 that created Customary Court, as Courts of first instance with full powers to hear and determine causes and matters on Customary laws and such other matters as are conferred upon it.
The Court has been empowered to in addition to such other jurisdiction as may be conferred upon it by an Act of the National Assembly, exercise such appellate and supervisory jurisdiction in civil proceeding where the subject matter of the claim is on, or relates to Customary Law; and exclusive original jurisdiction in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to hear and determine disputes on or relating to Chieftaincy Matters.