KNUST Police in Kumasi are holding a 19-year old man who allegedly sexually abused a sheep, resulting in the death of the animal.

Richmond Atta who hails from Asotwe, near Ejisu, was caught in the act by some youth at about 8 p.m. on Thursday, at Ayigya ECOWAS.

The sheep wobbled soon after the act and died whilst being carried to the police station.

He is said to have confessed to the act.

The arrest of Atta drew a large crowd to the area as angry residents attempted to attack him.


An eyewitness, Prince Amankwaa spotted Atta and an accomplice chased after the sheep in the dark whilst fetching water to bath.

Alarmed by the actions of the two, Amankwaa laid ambush to troll the two who soon succeeded in capturing one of the sheep.

“I saw one person drag a sheep behind a wooden structure. I followed up only to see him pull his shorts down to have sex with the animal…He was speechless when I confronted him. I then warned him not to move or I hit him with a stone. So I marched him to the crowd whilst, holding him by the neck from behind,” he said in Twi.

According to Amankwaa who was at the KNUST Police station to give a statement, semen was found on the sheep as the suspect admitted the offence.

“He admitted having sex with the sheep. We also found semen on the animal.”

It took the intervention of the owner of the sheep, Otukpei Wuda and his senior brother, Dotsey Wuda to prevent the mob from attacking the suspect whom they marched to the police station as he carried the sheep shoulder high.

The carcass of the animal was left at the KNUST Police station until Friday morning when police asked the owners to bury it.

Meanwhile, police sources say the suspect who remains in custody, could be charged for animal cruelty.