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31.03.2011 Crime & Punishment

Court jails carpenter for sleeping with sheep

By GNA
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March 30, 2011
Kumasi, March 29, GNA - A 36-year-old carpenter was on Tuesday sentenced to 36 months imprisonment in hard labour by a Kumasi Circuit Court for carnally knowing seven sheep.

Kwaku Amable pleaded guilty to the charge.
Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Comfort Baffour-Kyei told the Court presided over by Mr Justice Emmanuel Amoh-Yartey that the complainant, Adamu Issaka is a security man with the Kent Security Firm, who live with Amable in the same area at Buokrom Limex Quarry.

She explained that Adamu who rears sheep at his backyard noticed that seven of his livestock had died mysteriously within a month.

At about midnight on March 25, the complainant was awoken by the bleating of one of the sheep in a pen compelling him to find the cause.

Adamu approached the pen with a flash light and saw a pair of bathroom sandals at the entrance as well as a towel hanging on the pen.

He became more curious and when he entered it, he detected that one of the sheep was lying down weak and upon examination found out that some whitish fluid was lodge in its vulva.

Adamu became astonished and decided to look round to ascertain who might have entered the pen and to his surprised, the light fell on Amable, who was hiding in his backyard garden naked.

Amable started pleading for mercy and asked Adamu not to disclose it to anyone. The complainant agreed but later changed his mind and made a report to the police leading to the arrest of the convict.

In his caution statement, he confessed sleeping with four of the animals on different occasions.

GNA

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