Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has stated that the most virulent form of corruption in Nigeria is in the Judiciary.
Magu said this in Lagos on Friday as he presented a paper titled ‘This is our Chance’ at a symposium for the National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADL).
“The biggest form of corruption is not the ones you find in government offices or banks; it is not the ones that is plaguing the oil industry or pension administration,” Magu said.
“The biggest, most virulent form of corruption that ever existed is the one that has eaten deep into the fabric of the Temple of Justice.
“It is to you who minister in the temple of justice that we all run to, high or low, mighty or weak, lawmakers, law breakers and law enforcers. It is to the courts that we all run for protection.
“However, we are all witnesses to the abuse of skills, knowledge, powers, position and privileges by a few rogue elements, who, whilst being a tiny fraction, have an outsized influence on the direction of the Nigerian judiciary and indeed, the Nigerian nation,” he added.