15 year old Miracle Oluebube Nweke, a native of Eziagu, Enugu state, was caught on Monday, Jan 18 having sex with a Sheep. A friend who caught him in the act raised an alarm leading to his arrest by a vigilante group.
Miracle said he knew that it was not normal but that he could not help himself and that anytime he had the urge, a strange voice would lead him to where he would get a sheep which he would loose and drag to an uncompleted building to have sex with it.
“It gives me great pleasure whenever I have sex with a sheep, I have never had sex with human being in my life except sheep, I haven’t tried any other animal to know the difference, my experience with sheep is sweet”.
He explained that on sighting any sheep, he would engage, first, in sexual fixation otherwise called zoophilia before graduating to raping it otherwise called bestiality or sodomy.
“Whenever I get any sheep of my choice, I untie it from the spot where the owner has left it and take the sheep to a secluded uncompleted building and have sex with it”.
“I don’t do anything else with the sheep than that. I normally make sure that no one is around watching while doing it because I know that the owners of the sheep may not like it.
He however blamed evil spirit for being responsible for his sexual depravity
“There is a spirit that normally tells me to go and look for sheep and whenever I hear the commanding voice of the spirit, it becomes irresistible for me to take away my eyes from sheep.
I will be so restless and confused until after I have carried out the instruction of the unseen spirit.
When asked if he regret his actions after now that he has been caught in the act, he answered in the affirmative but that he could not say categorically that he would not do it again.
He also explained what he has been going through since the incident:
“The last time, our landlady accused me of stealing her money when she actually securely locked her doors and windows.
How could I have entered her house? But I know she was just trying to eject my parents after the news got to her that I usually sleep with sheep which she considered atrocious.
“I don’t steal and I don’t molest children. I am not a criminal,” he said
Mr Uche, the owner of the sheep told the vigilante operatives that he would not go home with the sheep again, he demanded that the teenager who defiled his sheep must buy it.
He also argued that it would be misleading for anyone to think that the sheep is still normal after its encounter with Miracle.
“The best thing is to sell this sheep and its small baby to Miracle so that he can do whatever he wants with it. I cannot take them home again after their experience in his hand.
“I will only be deceiving myself if I believe my sheep is still normal. If I take them home and they start biting people, what would I do?”
“Again, if the sheep later gives birth to a half man and half animal, what do you want me to tell the world?” Uche queried
The vigilante operative, Okeke, when asked on what becomes of the arrested boy, said that he would be released to his parents after they have made adequate payment for the sheep that was raped by their son, noting that the 15-year old boy would not be handed over to the police.
“You will agree with me that this is not a criminal case and I don’t think it is necessary to start wasting our time and that of the police by taking this boy to the station.
“We will release him to his parents so that they can go and find spiritual solutions to his problems. This is more of a spiritual case than security matter”‘ he explained.
Miracle is a school dropout and the first of seven children of his parents. His father is a trader while his mother sells banana and groundnut in their neighbourhood.