1 J.L. Pol'y & Globalization 1 (2011)

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Journal of Law, Policy and Globalization                                             www.iiste.org
ISSN 2224-3240 (Paper) ISSN 2224-3259 (Online)                                                   Il
Vol 1, 2011                                                                                   liil



        Could Tough Anti-Corruption Laws and an Exclusive

        Anti-Corruption Court Safeguard Nigeria's National

                                         Treasury?

                                       John Egbeazien Oshodi
          Department of Psychology, Nasarawa State University. Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
                                    E-mail: jos5930458@aol.com


Abstract
In this paper corruption in Nigeria is expressed as realistically unmanageable and there is no current
aggressive way of reducing its spread. The nation has been judged to be surrounded by corruptible
persons, especially in public leadership. In this paper a line of unusual legal and therapeutic methods are
suggested. It is being offered in this paper that the nation should develop in-house forensic institutions for
corruption suspects and convicts following a battery of psychological testing on the mental condition of
corruption suspects (i.e., the malady of Corruptomania) to determine underlying impulsive and social
personality related predispositions. In this article assumptive lines of anti-corruption fights are proposed
such as the death penalty. Instituting some special courts will quicken the implementation of hard core
punishment like the death.
Keywords: hospitals, forensic, special courts, corruption, legal, corruptomanic, sharia, Nigeria.


1. Introduction
During a 15 minute meeting in Washington, D. C. in April of 2010, President Barack Obama of the United
States advised then acting President Goodluck Jonathan to make major progress during his tenure by
aggressively fighting corruption in Nigeria. Mrs. Farida Waziri, a law enforcement expert and the current
head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has recently called on the newly
inaugurated 7th National Assembly to pass the non-conviction based asset recovery bill, a bill that has the
full blessings of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. Mrs. Waziri stated that the Special
Courts (Establishment Bill) and the Evidence Act (Amendment Bill), both legal weapons in the
anti-corruption fight, require the National Assembly's expeditious passage. Professor Attahiru Jega, the
former Vice Chancellor of Ado Bayero University, Kano, and now the Chairman of the Independent
National Electoral Commission (INEC), has specifically judged the country as currently in a disabled state
as a result of a public leadership marked with corruptible hands. Professor Jega called for strong public
support for the anti-corruption agencies in their daily legal battle against those that are illegally sucking the
people's money for their own personal and selfish use.
Judging from these major calls for a professional but definitive way to counter corruption through extreme
and stiff legal consequences, this paper seek to provide a psycho-legal approach to this vice and lasting
punitive and therapeutic ways to reduce corruption in leadership and deter acts of corruption now and in the
future. There is no doubt that most Nigerians would agree that the central enemy in the country is
corruption and the fight against this cancerous societal tumor has been overwhelming for everyone. No
day passes without more distressful news about bribery in the millions, in naira, pounds, or dollars. This
goes on and on with no apparent end.
So what else could be done? This is a good time to raise more questions as they relate to putting alarm in
the minds and hearts of the would-be-corrupt officials who serve as potential threats to our national security.
The new National Assembly is said to be reconstructing and updating the Constitution, hopefully with open,
strong, and penetrating input from the public as they are the ultimate bearers of the symptoms of the


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