Osu caste system will be abolished in Igboland on December 28, 2018.
According to a statement by Regent of Nri Kingdom, Prince Ikenna Onyesoh, he said it will be spiritually suicidal for anyone to continue with the obnoxious osu practice after it had been published.
He said come December 28, 2018, more stringent spiritual implications will be pronounced from Ikpo Eze-Nri against such devaluation of mankind, after an extensive spiritual abrogation exercise.
The Osu, in Igbo tradition, are usually discriminated against for no fault of their own, because they are said to be dedicated to deities. For years, people have been calling for an end to this barbaric practice.
While some regions in the South-East have succeeded in abolishing the Osu caste system, it is still alive a lot of Igbo communities.