The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, yesterday, placed curses on those aiding and abetting human trafficking in the state, as well as on doctors who subject victims to oaths of secrecy.
Those who took part in the swearing exercise were the Ohen Okhuae, Ohen Ovia, Ohen noriyekeogba, Ohen Ake, Ohen Niwuo, Native Doctors, Ohen Sango, Odionwere, Iwueki and the Enigies.
Oba Ewuare warned that those aiding and abetting human trafficking through the use of black magic and subjecting them to satanic oaths should desist from it henceforth or face the wrath of the gods.
“You native doctors whose business is to subject people to the oath of secrecy and encouraging this evil act on the land, you have to repent, stop doing it. This is not a joking matter and if you do not repent, you have to wait for the repercussion,” he said.
The royal father explained that the palace is not against native doctors, as he frowned at those who use such to perpetrate evil in the land through aiding and abetting human trafficking in the state.
“We want to use this medium to tell those who are under any oath of secrecy that they are now free. We revoke the oath today,” he prayed.