A25-old-man has been arrested by the police in Jigawa for alleged bestial conduct with a goat in Gwaram Local Government Area of the state.
The police spokesman, ASP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the arrest in a statement in Dutse on Friday.
Mr. Shiisu said the suspect was arrested at about 1:00 a.m. by the police, who were on patrol in Gwaram town.
He explained that the suspect, a resident of Kunnadi quarters, was arrested by the patrol team while having sex with the goat.
“At about 0100hrs, Police from Gwaram Divisional Headquarters, while on patrol in Gwaram and its environs, arrested one 25-year-old resident of Kunnadi quarters, while having intercourse with a goat,” Mr. Shiisu said in the statement.
The spokesman added that investigation into the case was ongoing after which the suspect would be charged to court.
Bestiality is a crime in Nigeria, it is punishable by a jail term of up to 14 years, according to Section 214 of the Criminal Code Act. Also, the Penal Code Act, applied in northern Nigeria says:
“Whoever has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with a man, woman, or any animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term of which may extend to fourteen years and shall also be liable to fine.”