Confronting the monolith: insider accounts of the nature and techniques of corruption in Nigeria

Musa Bala Zakari, Mark Button

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This paper draws upon insider accounts of the nature and techniques of corruption in Nigeria. It draws upon unique access to interview 20 senior officials employed in key public agencies in the fight against corruption in Nigeria and access to 20 case files of prosecutions by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC). The paper illustrates their perception of the monolith of corruption faced and shows some of the most common types of corruption confronted such as embezzlement, theft and fraud; procurement fraud; favoritism, nepotism and related acts; extortion and bribery. The paper also illustrates the connection between the private and public sector in corruption and some of the differences that emerge in grand and petty corruption.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Journal Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime
Early online date22 Apr 2021
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online - 22 Apr 2021

Keywords

  • corruption
  • fraud
  • public sector
  • Nigeria
  • techniques

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Confronting the monolith: insider accounts of the nature and techniques of corruption in Nigeria'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this