The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, says the judicial sector top the list of the Nigeria corruption index between 2018 and 2020.
These details is contained in a report, “Nigeria Corruption Index: Report of a Pilot Survey” made available by the Chairman of ICPC, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye in Abuja.
The anti-corruption commission claims that about 9,457,650,000 Naira was offered and paid as bribes by lawyers.
According to the agency, six female judges reported that they were offered 3,307,444,000 Naira while five male judges reported 392,220,000 Naira.
Professor Owasanoye explained that the Nigeria corruption index indicated that both the public and private sectors are complicit in the high corruption levels in Nigeria.
The report stated emphatically that “overall, the justice sector had the highest level of corruption with a score of 63.
It revealed “a large percentage, 73 per cent of justice sector respondents did not experience a situation of outright demand or offer of a bribe.
But 16 per cent of respondents had experienced such blatant demands or offers of bribes.