AN OVERVIEW OF GARNISHEE PROCEEDINGS IN NIGERIA

AN OVERVIEW OF GARNISHEE PROCEEDINGS IN NIGERIA

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By Emmanuel Aniekpeno

The aim of this article in itself is to demystify garnishee proceedings as a form of enforcement of monetary judgments bearing in mind recent judicial interpretations and pronouncements on the subject matter. Garnishees like all legal doctrines are subject to technicalities and loopholes which are from time to time the subject of legal debates. Garnishees in particular are plagued by certain legal issues such as the Position of the Judgment debtor as a necessary party in the proceedings, the issue of service as it relates to jurisdiction etc. These technicalities have birthed the combined effect of making what would ordinarily be a straightforward process a rather herculean task. Read more

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