Ogun State judiciary has concluded arrangements to partner the
Institutes of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators of Nigeria, ICMC to
establish a Multi-Door Court House (OMDC) in the State.

The State Chief Judge, Justice Olatokunbo Olopade revealed this at the
inauguration of the steering committee to oversee the establishment
and coordination of the proposed centre at the high court, Abeokuta.

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Justice Olopade noted that unlike in the past where litigants file
their cases under a one door system procedure, they would now have
option of accessing the Multi-Door Court House system which would
comprise mediation, conciliation, arbitration, early-neutral
evaluation and expert determination in resolving cases amongst warring

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“Ogun Multi-Door Court House is a court connected mechanism which is
going to be within the administrative structure of the judiciary. Up
till now, we have one system, that is, you go to the registry, file
your case, the case represent only 1 door, the case is then referred
to the Chief Judge or Senior Judge in the division who then assign a

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“But now we are going to have Multi-Door, about five doors which are
the Mediation, Conciliation, Arbitration, expert determination and
early neutral evaluation in resolving cases. It is also going to serve
as a referral centre,’’ Justice Olopade emphasized.

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