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EFCC, Money Laundering regulation and Politically Exposed Persons: Evidential burden and the cobweb of legalism


This dissertation compares the use and effect of money laundering regulation and sanction in some African and Western jurisdictions - arguing that excessive use of criminal jurisdiction in this area of the law, in respect to African Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs), is misplaced. The author suggests that a criminal sanction and the opprobrium attached to it, in respect to political figures, does not have the same resonance in Africa as it does in Western jurisdictions. As a result, the rush for criminal indictment of officials by many AML agencies in Africa, regardless of the implausibility of the evidence masks a fundamental divergence of values in the way a criminal indictment is conceptualised across different jurisdictions.

Oke, Tayo (2012) EFCC, Money Laundering regulation and Politically Exposed Persons: Evidential burden and the cobweb of legalism. Masters thesis, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study.


Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Master dissertation (distinction) - LLM in International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law (ICGFREL)
Subjects: Law
Keywords: Money laundering - Law and legislation, Financial institutions - Law and legislation, Political questions and Judicial Power, Africa
Divisions: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Collections: Theses and Dissertations > Dissertation
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URI: http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/id/eprint/4729
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