Olaide Amzat, the chief magistrate, at the Magistrate court in Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo state has insisted that the law must take its course after a man charged with sleeping with a pig in Ibadan pleaded that the pig owner has forgiven him for his act.
The accussed, 22-year-old Ayokunbi Olaniyi, on Tuesday was arraigned on a one-count charge of unnatural offence.
Olaniyi pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Making his submission during the court session, Opeyemi Olagunju, prosecution counsel, told the court that the defendant allegedly had sex with a pig against the order of nature on April 2, 2020, at about 4pm at Eleti-Odo, Ibadan.
He said the defendant worked for one Adenike Taiwo who owns a pig farm in Eleti-Odo.
Olagunju said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 214 (2) of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State 2000.
Mumin Jimoh, the defence counsel, prayed the court to grant bail to his client in the most liberal terms.
Jimoh said the owner of the pig has forgiven the defendant.
However, delivering a ruling, Olaide Amzat, the chief magistrate, said: “If the owner has forgiven the defendant, has God forgiven him or the pig forgiven him?”
“The law must take its cause”.
Amzat admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The matter has been adjourned to July 21 for hearing.
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