The 22- year-old man appeared before Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court today June 23 in Ibadan.
Inspector Opeyemi Olagunju, the police prosecutor told the court that Olaniyi, who resides in Eleti – Odo area, Iwo Road, Ibadan, had sex with a pig on April 2, at about 4PM.
According to Opeyemi, the accused works at a pig farm in Elewi – Odo area, Ibadan and was caught having sex one of the pigs. He said the suspect was being arraigned on one count 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.
During hearing, the accused, Mr. Olaniyi pleaded not guilty to the offence.
His counsel, Mumin Jimoh, prayed the court to grant his client bail on the basis that the owner of the pig has forgiven his client.
Olaide Amzat, the presiding magistrate after listening to his plea, said the following;
“If the owner has forgiven the defendant, has God forgiven him or the pig forgiven him? The law must take its cause”.
He however granted Olaniyi bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The case has been adjourned till July 21 for further hearing.
As news of the man being arraigned in court for allegedly sleeping with a pig went viral on the internet, there are already speculations on what could prompt a man to sleep with an animal.
While many suggest it could be ritual related, others feel it could be a spiritual problem.