The Place of Law and Morality in Pre-Colonial Yourubaland: A Case Study of Akure

Adedayo Emmanuel Afe


This paper examines the significant roles that laws and morality played in the maintenance of law and order in pre-colonial Akure. The paper argues that though pre-colonial Akure was not entirely free from crime, as no society is absolutely crime free, law and morality were used by the people in ensuring a sane society, where there was reasonable peaceful cohabitation. The paper, therefore, concludes by advocating the resuscitation of morality as one of the mechanisms to reduce corruption and societal decadence that has hampered our society’s development.
Key words: Morality; Law; Crime; Security; Society


Morality; Law; Crime; Security; Society


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