VOODOO AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN NIGERIA AS IMPEDIMENTS TO EFFECTIVE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Voodoo is the major factor that makes human trafficking to thrive in Nigeria. Voodoo is regularly used by traffickers in human trafficking to exert pressure over the victims. The use of voodoo is a form of mental coercion aim at reducing the need to use physical violence. The adverse power exerted over the trafficked victims is so enormous that they dare not disobey the trafficker. In this manner, the Nigerian networks can control their victim from a distance and no additional person is required to supervise them. This paper concludes that the use of voodoo by traffickers impedes effective administration of justice. Voodoo does not allow victims of human trafficking to reveal the identities of the trafficker so that the law enforcement agencies would not arrest and prosecute them.