In 2018, His Royal Majesty Oba Ewuare II, Oba of the historic kingdom of Benin in southern Nigeria, issued a proclamation offering hope to victims of human trafficking. In his capacity as supreme spiritual leader, he revoked the Juju oaths that have afflicted so many. Those oaths are the cornerstone by which so many women and girls have been enslaved in Europe and in other parts of the world. Most of these victims of slavery are engaged in the sex trade and for many there has been no way out. That is no longer true. During March 2018, His Royal Majesty Oba Ewuare II nullified all Juju oaths. Those who have sworn these oaths are no longer under their power. The Juju no longer has any power over them. They are free.
The work done by His Royal Majesty to nullify Juju oaths has been well-documented in the online press, especially among sources based in Nigeria. His Royal Majesty took other steps too during March 2018. In addition to nullifying Juju oaths and freeing those who lived in fear of them, he took further measures to ensure the practice of swearing oaths is curtailed. Various sources have reported positive impacts over the three years since these measures were put in place.
It is important to highlight these developments as there are likely many victims of Juju oaths who are still unaware of His Royal Majesty’s declaration. The hope is that these developments will offer hope and freedom to all persons who have lived with the curse of the dreaded Juju oath. The hope is too that those who have not yet heard the news of His Royal Majesty’s declaration will come to hear of it and to know that they are now free.
The U.S. Department of State's Trafficking in Persons Report 2020 notes on Page 382 how:
In March 2018, the Oba of Benin — the most powerful religious ruler in Benin City —
issued a curse on sex traffickers and revoked all juju spells that had been administered
by priests to bind victims to their traffickers
So much has been endured, and so many have suffered terribly, by those who have had to live under these oaths. Hopefully now, given His Royal Majesty’s proclamation, those who have suffered can be at peace and find hope in a new life of freedom.