SOCIAL DYNAMICS, LEADERSHIP AND CRIME

VIEWING THE PURGE OF THE JUDICIARY FROM THEKALEIDOSCOPE OF PATRIOTISM AND WITCH-HUNT

  • Collins C Ajibo University of Nigeria Enugu Campus
  • Uchechukwu Nwoke University of Nigeria Enugu Campus
  • Ndubuisi Nwafor University of Nigeria Enugu Campus
  • Jude J Odinkonigbo University of Nigeria Enugu Campus
Keywords: judicial independence, Nigerian polity, political affair, thekaleidoscope

Abstract

The age long judicial independence and reverence appears to be on trial in contemporary Nigerian polity.  Indeed, there are massive purges going on in the judiciary in order to sanitize and bring errant judicial officers to justice.  However, the exercise has been turned into a political affair which seems now to bother on leadership ego and witch hunt. This paper puts forward the view that the Executive arm of the Federal government of Nigeria is right to assume leadership and use the instrument of the law in fighting against the crime of corruption in the judiciary as long as the said government are themselves conducting the exercise within the due process of the laws that govern Nigeria’s affairs; otherwise the country will be inadvertently laying down a social dynamics that will certainly erode any modicum of protection which democracy offers the society.

Author Biographies

Collins C Ajibo, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus

Faculty of Law

Uchechukwu Nwoke, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus

Faculty of Law

Ndubuisi Nwafor, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus

Faculty of Law

Jude J Odinkonigbo, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus

Faculty of Law

Published
2020-11-10
How to Cite
Ajibo, C., Nwoke, U., Nwafor, N., & Odinkonigbo, J. (2020). SOCIAL DYNAMICS, LEADERSHIP AND CRIME. ZIK JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH, 3(1). Retrieved from https://journals.aphriapub.com/index.php/ZJMR/article/view/1156
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