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Prescriptive strategies to combat corruption within the administration of justice sector in Nigeria

Oduntan, Gbenga T. (2017) Prescriptive strategies to combat corruption within the administration of justice sector in Nigeria. Journal of Money Laundering Control, 20 (1). pp. 35-51. ISSN 1368-5201. (doi:10.1108/JMLC-09-2015-0042) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Nigeria with an estimated 160 million people is Africa’s most populous country, is oil-rich, but has been hobbled since its independence by political instability, corruption, inadequate infrastructure, and poor macroeconomic management. A new republic has just begun in the country in 2015 with the election of two anti-corruption crusaders as President and Vice president respectively. Although very few empirical studies exist on the subject of corruption within the justice system in Nigeria the intolerable popular impression is that the machinery of justice in Nigeria is quite notoriously corrupt. Previous studies focusing specifically on judicial corruption in Africa have placed Nigeria within a middle-ranking position, whereupon it is seen as better than Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania, but worse than Botswana, Ghana and Senegal. The aim of this paper is to identify strategies and mechanisms that will enhance the professionalism, effectiveness, integrity, accountability and transparency of the organisations within Nigeria’s administration of justice system Judiciary both at the federal and state levels including: Ministries of Justice, the Police, the Prison Service, immigration, customs and even the Bar among others.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/JMLC-09-2015-0042
Uncontrolled keywords: Justice System , anticorruption, jurisdiction, whistleblowers, Nigeria
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Gbenga Oduntan
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2015 14:42 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:45 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/53287 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Oduntan, Gbenga T.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2402-5769
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