A 19 year-old man accused of raping a bitch, on Tuesday, at Iguosa community Ovia North-East local government area in Edo state, faces 7 year’s imprisonment, if found guilty by a competent court.
The bizarre incident has triggered outrage among some residents in the area, following the circumstances surrounding the death of the dog he alleged bestiality was committed with.
The accused, whose identity was not disclosed, according to Police Public Relations Officer, Edo state Command, DSP Noble Uwoh has been arrested.
Uwoh noted that investigation to ascertain the mental state of the victim has commenced, stating that the offence was contrary to section 214(6 ) of criminal code.
“The boy is 18years. He had carnal knowledge with a dog; we will ascertain or the reason behind his action his motive or if he is mentally imbalanced because the offence is contrary to 214 (6) of criminal code.’’
The suspect, who muttered some few words, admitted committing the offence at an uncompleted building.
It was also reported that the undue attention given to him by the bitch attracted passers-by, who interrogated him.
Pa Clifford Igiehon who claimed to be the most elderly man in the community, described the act as an abomination and called for a proper screening of the young man.
According to Igiehon, “It is an abomination against the community. The young man came from Uselu community in Benin City and I don’t know why he decided to commit the act here in the community; we don’t want to see him here again so that he would come and spoil our people for us.