The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has called on courts to use traditional African gods to administer justice in Nigeria.
It explained that such action would help checkmate corruption in the country.
In a statement by its Deputy Spokesperson, Chuks Ibegbu, the organisation said if oaths are administered using African gods, people would no longer steal money.
The statement reads: “Nigeria courts should start using traditional African oaths to administer justice in Nigeria as means of curbing corruption in the country. African gods are feared and respected by Africans but they hardly fear or respect western or Arabic gods nor God Almighty.
“If oaths are administered with African gods, nobody will steal public funds again or lie on oath.
“African gods will strike corrupt people immediately. Ogun, Amadioha, Alaogbaga and others react immediately so nobody will like to offend them. It may sound odd but did we not fight apartheid in South Africa with Obasanjo Juju?”