A Nigerian man is facing trial for allegedly having sex with a pig.
That’s pretty much it. There aren’t a lot of details to the story. A guy got it in on with a pig on a pig farm in Elewi – Odo area, Ibadan, Nigeria, then got caught, and has since pleaded not guilty.
The defendant is said to be a worker at Mrs Adenike Taiwo’s pig farm in Elewi, Ibadan. His crime contravenes Section 214 (2) of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. II , Laws of Oyo State 2000.
Representation for the defendant, a 22-year-old named Ayokunbi Olaniyi, argued that the pig owner has already forgiven him for having sex with his livestock so shouldn’t the court just, you know, be kind of chill about all this?
The prosecution, of course, sided with the pig and, according to them, the laws of nature. They argued that Olaniyi was in violation of the state’s legal provisions.
On this premise, the judge in the case, Chief Magistrate Olaide Amzat, sided with the prosecution, arguing that although the owner of the pig might’ve forgiven the defendant, God and the pig have not, so the law must take up both of their causes.