Journal of
Law and Conflict Resolution

  • Abbreviation: J. Law Conflict. Resolut
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9804
  • DOI: 10.5897/JLCR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 98

Article in Press

JUDICIAL CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA: HISTORY, CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND REMEDIES

Adisa

  •  Received: 08 July 2013
  •  Accepted: 08 March 2016
Judicial corruption is one of the greatest obstacles to development in most developing countries of the world especially in Sub-Saharan African countries. Of course, Africa is not the only continent of the world that is affected by judicial corruption, recent global reports on the integrity of the courts in Latin-America, Asia and the Middle-East indicate that corruption is still a significant impediment to the rule of law in many developed capitalist nations. Nigeria, is however not immune from this cankerworm called corruption. Over the last three decades, the menace of corruption has rocked the nation’s judiciary leading to the abuse of court process in the lower and apex courts. Since the reports of Justices Kayode Eso and Babalakin Judicial Probe Panels have indicted the judiciary, governments both at the Federal and State levels have become wary about the problem. This paper examines the history, causes and consequences of judicial corruption in the Nigeria with a view of examining suggesting remedies for effective anti-corruption frameworks in the judiciary. The paper argues that some of the ways of eradicating judicial corruption in Nigeria, is to improve on the welfare of court workers and conditions under which justice is administered in the country. Key Words:

Keywords: History, Causes, Consequences, Remedies, Judicial Corruption, Nigeria