Don’t Use Humans For Sacrifice – Ogun Govt Warns Obas, Traditionalists

Traditionalists and traditional rulers in Ogun State have been warned it will not accept the use of human beings for sacrifice during the installation or burial of a monarch, Oceanicnews reports.

This was made known by the Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, on Wednesday, while declaring open, a public hearing on the traditional council law of Ogun State 2021 at the Assembly Complex, Oke- Mosan, Abeokuta.

Oluomo stated that the lawmakers are not against traditional rites for installation and burial of Obas in the state, saying, however, that the use of humans for the purpose is barbaric and no longer allowed.

“Nobody is saying they should not do traditional rites for installation and burial of Obas, but we are not going to support the usage of human being for rituals, as the world has moved away from that barbaric practice, which is even against the right to life and human dignity as guaranteed by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”, the speaker declared.

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