NIGERIA: Muslim man arrested for having sex with a goat

UnknownA 20-year-old man has been arrested by the Jigawa State Police Command for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a goat, something he’s admitted to having done many times. The incident reportedly occurred in Baranda forest, an area of Jigawa.

Daily News Watch  The Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Dutse, the State capital, remanded the suspect, Malam Kamisu Baranda in prison for two weeks. He pleaded with the court to temper its justice with mercy, adding that he now knows that his action was bad both in the eyes of society and the religion of Islam. (Actually it’s not, sex with animals is permitted in Islam, and there are even rules for it: islams-rules-for-having-sex-with-animals)

Magistrate Auwalu Sani Balago said the suspect did not confess to committing the crime, but the court remanded him in prison to allow police make further investigations.


Apparently rationalizing his alleged action, Kamisu reportedly said the goat belonged to him, adding that he actually requested the animal to have sex with him before he was arrested by the village head, and handed over to the police. According to Kamisu, that would not be his first time of having sex with a goat, adding that he had done it a couple of times previously.

For Kamisu, ‘sleeping’ with a goat was easier for him than the hassle of persuading a woman to agree to ‘sleep’ with him. However, he regretted his action, as according to him, he did not know that it would make him opprobrium. He said that animals satisfied his sexual urge; that is why he is not after women in the state, just to avoid embarrassment.