We have been learning about how the court system works in Benin.
We learnt about the people in the court and what they did.
The Judge- decides who is talking and to keep the court in order.
Acused- stated his point and defended against the witnesses.
Edionware- they were around 45 years old and were considered noble
Women's forum- provided evidence against the accused
Ohen/Priest/Priestess- they told the accused that the gods would decided their punishment
Younger women/men- they decided the punishment for the crime
We had fun because we actually felt like we were in a court! I (Denny) was part of the Edionware and I (Adna) was part of the Women's forum.
Written by Denny and Adna