Emergency use of Human Parts as Money Rituals for Instant Riches: A Contradiction to Human Dignity and Cultural Fundamental Principles in South West, Nigeria

Authors : Catherine Oluyemo

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 12 - December

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7525165

The emergency use of human body parts as money rituals for quick fortune violates both cultural and human dignity in Nigeria. It is an impediment to societal growth. The phrase "money ritual" describes a situation in Nigeria where a person is killed and then their body parts are harvested and allegedly used for ritualpurposes.The objectives of the study are to investigate the causes of the hazard in South West,the frequency of emergency use of human parts as money rituals, the public's perception of the use of human parts and money rituals, and the best course of action for eliminating the threat.The study employed a quantitative style of inquiry and questionnaire administration.According to the study, ritual killings consistently occur in the South West against unsuspecting people, girls, children and elderly. Majority of Nigerians believe ritual killing to be real, and not mirage. The menace is considered a serious offense that affected people of all ages. It is recommended that the Nigerian government defend human rights, especially those of victims and a law should be enacted for the purpose.

Keywords : Contradiction, Human dignity, Money Ritual, Human Parts, Cultural Fundamentals.


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