Before we widely accept animals as our 'mate'
By Ugochukwu Ugwuanyi
These are indeed weird times in our country. An era which appears to have
joined us in courtship with strange and unbelievable occurrences;
emanating from us happenings we had earlier taken to be the exclusive
preserve of those of other climes. It now seems as if the upsurge in
unfathomable news is here with us and from us. Suddenly, we are now
exporting unbelievable stories from our backyards to the rest of the
world. I have no doubt people of those other land we thought are wont to
wreck strange acts that made headlines will be shell-shocked to hear the
news we are now feeding them.
But why wouldn't they, when, from within, a good number of us are utterly
dumbfounded by what we hear our 'compatriots' do at present. It's not by
mistake that I have elected to question their being compatriot. It is
simply because the hobby they have adopted as pastime is not only
un-Nigerian and un-African, it is verily un-human!
Even those of the Western world who are known to have awkward taste when
it comes to sexual relationships will marvel at this new frontier that
some Nigerians are unfolding in that field.
I suppose that very much suggests what is bugging my intervention for
today. If you still don't get it; I am pained by the fact that those who
should be my countrymen are now settling for dogs and hen as sex mates.
They have condescended from the envious pedestal the Creator placed them
into robbing shoulders, nay their sex organs, with dogs and hen. That they
would derive sexual satisfaction from mating with these animals, to me,
makes them their kind! After all, the word 'mate' in itself reduces them
to becoming the animals' mate.
God must be grieving by this inexplicable action of theirs. Must man take
to this new low just to make a point of rebelling against God. In fact,
satan is a very wicked being! Why must he so grieve God by leading man,
who He created in His likeness, into foolishly allowing common animals
partake of that privilege. I'm dragging the supernaturals into this
because the perpetrators of this terrible act would want us to believe
they knew not what led them into committing the abomination. Hence; to
them, it is beyond natural.
Hear the confession of Jelili Ogunole, who supposedly 'raped' a hen just
to sate his sexual craving. “A spirit came over me and I didn't know what
I was doing again until I finished sleeping with the bird,” he said. Oh!
He even realised it is a bird. A bird, which I'm sure, the 20-year old
must have savoured its broth and have treated its kind, possibly the cock,
with disdain and contempt. But should it be a hen, he would lust after it
and wait till the dead of the night so he can abuse it to death, as was
As if his case wasn't bizarre enough, still within the same week, we were
similarly told of one Ighodaro who was apprehended while raping a dog in
an uncompleted building! The 18-year old boy who told that he had done
same to five dogs since March this year equally explained that he doesn't
know what led him to do it.
According to the pervert, “I don't know when I slept with the dogs. I
slept with dogs five times… any one that is friendly with me; I take to
an uncompleted building and have sex.” I was tempted to saying of this
boy, that he defiled a dog. But then I quickly realised how wrong I would
have been. The truth remains that the boy used dogs defile himself. A
situation that is tantamount to him elevating the dogs to human and then
demoting himself to a dog. Same can be said of Jelili.
And if you think they only did themselves in you'd be wrong.
These two and those in their club actually debauched us all, by
disparaging our kind before the community of birds and dogs, thereby
equating us with them. Don't lose sight of the word: 'mate'.
They both didn't know what lured them into it, but they did it anyway! As
simplistic as their reason sounds, there are issues that make their excuse
not to hold water. This, we shall examine as we progress. Meanwhile, that
we just have these two instances of men sexually abusing domestic animals
does not mean it is just them that abide by such orientation. I have come
to understand that when the media brings a crime to the spotlight, there
are many other related cases that must have been going on unnoticed and
When you consider the time and place the perpetrators were caught (late in
the night in one case, and in an uncompleted building in the other), then
would you understand how difficult it will be unearthing all those with
this kind of disgusting preferences. Think of those who may be carrying
out the act within the confines of their homes and closets when no other
person is around them then will understand my point. Thus we shouldn't
play the ostrich by thinking it is just those two there are in our
If we then suppose that there are many others involved in such act, then
must we ponder on wither decency, morality and sanity in our country.
Considering the speed with which abnormalities morphs to normality in our
generation, I hope we won't get to a stage where this repugnant practice
will gain acceptance like homosexuality is now being accepted. Should that
come to be, then would we be inadvertently fulfilling the biblical
prediction, in Isaiah 4:1, of a time when seven women will grab a man and
pressurise him to marry all of them.
If you see my submission as inappropriate, what then would you have me
say? Of course when we get to the point where some men will freely marry
their fellow men with some others taking dogs, hen and possibly goats as
wives, then would I not be surprised to see even ten women rushing after
one of the remaining straight men to be his wives. Some people may not see
that happening since women would also marry their fellow women and
possibly make husbands of horses. This, they reckon, will make the whole
affair culminate in a draw game.
That leads me to the reason somebody, I discussed the topic with, gave as
possible justification why some men are taking to animals as sex-mates. He
noted that it is because the rate of lesbianism is too high these days. He
alleged that the number of women who would rather sleep with their kind is
steadily on the increase. With the attendant difficulty in securing female
lovers, some depraved men had to look elsewhere, he argued.
Be that as it may, my concern in all of this is for all those who practice
and experiment with these despicable and highly immoral forms of sexual
satisfaction to spare a thought for humanity as they seek to satisfy their
libido. It is probable that strange afflictions like the Ebola Virus
Disease currently plaguing humanity was brought about as a result of such
perverse sexual practices.
Since the two of the victims so far nabbed claimed they have no idea of
what led them into such acts, it then behoves our religious organisations
to intensify prayers that would dispatch to the pit of hell that evil
spirit that leads willing tools into perpetrating this evil. It calls for
wonderment why the number of religious houses would be on the increase
without a commensurate reduction in the prevalence of iniquity.
Government itself have a role to play in this. Good enough we already have
a law we can use in dealing with this new form of crime. Section 214
Sub-Section Two of our law which focussed on Unnatural Offences dictates
that any person who has carnal knowledge of an animal is guilty of a
felony and he is liable for imprisonment for 14 years when found guilty.
Teeth should then be given to this law to deter people from getting
themselves into such an offence. Lastly, every well-meaning individual
should condemn the act in the strongest of terms. For if we just dismiss
the matter with a wave of the hand, then will we be welcoming it into our
social fabric. God forbids that we should let that happen!
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