Asukwo Edet Oko (PhD), Vincent A. Olusakin (PhD), Sampson Paul


Among  the  major  institutional  problems  that  have  impeded  sustainable  development  in Nigeria  is  corruption. This paper examined some of the vices associated with corruption in the Nigeria judicial system and aims to read 1 Samuel 8:1-5. Its problem is to show that the corrupt practices of the sons of Samuel which was one of the major factors that forced Israel to demand for a king is still raising its ugly head in the Nigeria Judicial system. The paper begins with a reading of 1 Samuel 8:1-5 and examines that the overbearing influence of corruption and its widespread effects on Nigeria judiciary. The most recent antidotes at combating this menace were examined. The paper concludes among others that the adherents of the Christian church and the entire masses have a greater role to play if the fight against corruption in the Nigerian Judiciary must be successful for her growth and stability.


Corruption, Judiciary, Implications, Nigeria, 1 Samuel 8:1-5.

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