A 22- year-old man, Ayokunbi Olaniyi, was nabbed having sex with a pig in a piggery where he worked in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Olaniyi who was dragged before an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court for the offence on Tuesday, pleaded not guilty while his counsel told the court that the owner if the piggery had forgiven him.
The police prosecutor for the state, Insp. Opeyemi Olagunju, told the court that Olaniyi, who resides in Eleti – Odo area, Iwo Road, Ibadan, had sex with a pig on April 2, at about 4 p.m.
Olagunju said the accused works at a pig farm in Elewi – Odo area, Ibadan and was caught having sex one of the pigs. According to him, the suspect was being arraigned on one count charge of unnatural offence as the offence contravened the provisions of Section 214 (2) of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. II , Laws of Oyo State 2000.
When he was called up, Olaniyi pleaded not guilty to the offence while his counsel, Mr Mumin Jimoh, prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms saying the owner of the pig has forgiven his client.
The presiding magistrate, Olaide Amzat, after listening to his plea, retorted;
”If the owner has forgiven the defendant, has God forgiven him or the pig forgiven him? The law must take its cause”.
He admitted Ayokunbi to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the matter until July 21 for hearing.