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Title:The sr festival: an indigenous solution to crime control
Author:Ojo, J.D.ISNI
Periodical:African Notes: Bulletin of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:social control
traditional festivals
Abstract:During the yearly sr festival, the people of Otunja, a small town of about 50,000 people in Ikole-Ekiti, in the heart of Ondo State of Nigeria, publicly arraign and ridicule anyone held to have breached social norms or to have committed any crime during the previous year. The cardinal aim of this yearly celebration is to curb criminality and promote piety. The motivation behind the sr festival corresponds with the principles that guide civil law, as illustrated through a cursory examination of several court cases from Kenya. Notes, ref.