Section 207 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria. Unlawful trial by ordeal: prohibited juju

(1) The trial by the ordeal of sasswood, esere‐bean, or the poison, boiling oil, fire, immersion in water or exposure to the attacks of crocodiles or other wild animals, or by any ordeal which is likely to result in the death of or bodily injury to any party to the proceeding, is unlawful.

(2) The President or, as the case may be, the Governor of a State may by order prohibit the worship or invocation of any juju which may appear to him to involve or tend towards the commission of any crime or breach of peace, or to the spread of any infectious or contagious disease.

Section 207 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria

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