Prostitution: A Legit Business and the Reflection of the Demarcating Lines of Legality and Illegality in Nigeria

Did you know that “Olosho”, “Ashawo”, “public toilet” as innocent and “virgin-Nigerians” angrily call them are actually not breaking any law in Nigeria? Don’t be shocked if I reiterate that prostitution is a legit business in Nigeria.  Prostitution is condoned and tolerated in various forms and manners. Paying for sex in cash or in kind is part of day-to-day social relationships.

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THE OPERATION OF PLEA OF GUILTY AND DEFENCE FOUNDED ON WITCHCRAFT IN MURDER TRIALS

THE OPERATION OF PLEA OF GUILTY AND DEFENCE FOUNDED ON WITCHCRAFT IN MURDER TRIALS

Note: The following is only an exposition based on media stories. The stories presented by the media may not be same as that to be presented before the court.  The court would only rely on what is before it in the administration of criminal justice.

Few days ago, a sad and hairraising story made the news as news platforms and reporters spread the story of 15yearold Odo Chiamaka who allegedly confessed to have killed her boss’ sixmonthold baby on the instructions of a witchcraft group she was initiated into through a communion of friendship expressed in the breaking and sharing of biscuits back in her primary school days.

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