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Combating corruption in Nigeria and the constitutional issues arising: Are they facilitators or inhibitors?

Akume T. Albert (Department of Public Administration, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, Nigeria)

Journal of Financial Crime

ISSN: 1359-0790

Article publication date: 3 October 2016

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper therefore is to identify and examine major issue-areas in law, prominent among which are the Plea-Bargain and S308 Immunity Clause, and how they impact the process of effectively combating corruption in Nigeria.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper uses documentary sources and analytical method to examine the issues involved.

Findings

The identified issue-areas are inhibitors rather than facilitators.

Research limitations/implications

The implication is that the government needs to change the existing laws to strengthen the fight against corruption.

Practical implications

This is to ensure that the war against corruption is strengthened and effective.

Social implications

To ensure that offenders face the full weight of the law for their action.

Originality/value

This paper is the author's original work and all references are appropriately acknowledged.

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Citation

Albert, A.T. (2016), "Combating corruption in Nigeria and the constitutional issues arising: Are they facilitators or inhibitors?", Journal of Financial Crime, Vol. 23 No. 4, pp. 700-724. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFC-07-2015-0034

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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