Police at Abesim near Sunyani have arrested and placed in custody a 20-year-old evangelist who allegedly had sex with a pregnant sheep at Asikasu, near Nkrankrom in the Sunyani Municipality.
The high-pitched bleat of the sheep at about 1700 hours on Thursday attracted the attention of a resident farmer who caught the evangelist, Gordon Yeboah, having sexual intercourse with the sheep tied to a tree.
Inspector Kofi Aboagye of the Abesim Police station at confirmed the arrest to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Friday.
He said the Police had sent the animal to the Veterinary Services Department in Sunyani to ascertain the truth of the matter.
Narrating the strange incident to the GNA, Mr. Hayford Kumah, Assembly Member for Abesim-Nkrankwanta electoral area, said Yeboah was a well known evangelist and leader of a prayer group in the area.
He said the farmer was returning from his farm when he caught the evangelist half naked and in the act with the sheep. The Assembly Member said Yeboah then pleaded with the farmer not to tell anybody but he (farmer) managed to overpower him.
The farmer then untied the sheep and marched Yeboah to the town square, where the owner of the sheep identified it while some residents took Yeboah and the sheep to the Police station.
When the GNA went to the Police station, the sheep was tied to a tree whilst a large crowd had gathered there to catch a glimpse of the alleged zoophilic evangelist. GNACredit: GNA