Liverpool Law Review

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 123–143 | Cite as

The Judiciary as a Critical Linchpin in Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Crusade

  • Gbemi Odusote


Corruption is a vice that is widespread across all nations in the world. Although it is present in almost every country, some countries have been more successful in curbing it more than some others. Nigeria as a country that has been rated poorly by Transparency International consistently in the last 10 years, has taken steps to curb this vice. Some laws have been enacted and some agencies have also been established to implement these laws. Although they are not perfect, the judiciary is expected to enforce these laws. This paper examines some of these laws; it also discusses the judiciary and posits that to avoid the guilty escaping the hand of the law, the judiciary must be dynamic in interpreting anti corruption laws.


Corruption Anti-corruption Enforcement Judiciary 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nigerian Law SchoolLagosNigeria

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