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The High Court

The establishment of a High Court for each State is provided for in section 270 of the constitution. The High Court of each State consist of a Chief Judge of a State and such number of Judges of the High Court as maybe prescribed by a law of the House of Assembly of the State.

The High Court of Abia State has jurisdiction to hear and determine any civil proceedings in which the existence or extent of a legal right, power, duty, liability, privilege, interest, obligation, or claim is in issue, or to hear and determine any criminal proceedings involving or relating to any penalty, forfeiture, punishment, or other liability in respect of an offence committed by any person.

It equally has jurisdiction over Appeal in all cases whether civil or criminal emanating from the Magistrate Court or other lower Courts.