Why the fight against corruption in Nigeria has continued to fail and conviction rate of high-profile offenders low:

1. The definition of some offences in anti-corruption legislation are technical and offer opportunities to offenders to mislead courts.

2. The capacity of many investigators and prosecutors of corruption cases in Nigeria is evolving.
3. Non-adherence to provisions of criminal justice legislation and practice directions designed to eliminate delays in adjudication of corruption cases is a common feature.                                                        4. Cash and carry dilatory tactics by defence lawyers.
5. Moral burden of criminal justice actors.
6. Reverse judicial activism in corruption cases.
7. Public ambivalence to illicit wealth.
8. Perfunctory nullification of core provisions of anti-corruption legislation by courts.                                    9. Over-reliance of anti-corruption agencies on personnel from other agencies.
10. Technicality of the procedure of the discipline of judicial officers accused of malfeasance.                  11. Inability of the Nigerian Bar Association to check high profile members of the Bar who engage in abuse of process of court in corruption cases.
12. Withdrawal of certain case files by the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and heads of anti-corruption agencies.


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