A CHISAMBA Magistrate's Court has reserved ruling for a 27-year-old unemployed man who is alleged to have had sex with a chicken which died a day later.
Goliath Nyirenda of Mubalani settlement in Chisamba is alleged to have had carnal knowledge of a chicken around 23:00 hours on November 18, last year.
Nyirenda is facing one count of unnatural offence contrary to section 155b of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC).
Earlier, the accused maintained his innocence before Magistrate Davis Tiwilili and denied having sex with a chicken.
Nyirenda said on November 18, last year around 22:00 hours, he was woken up by the owner of the chicken Gift Michelo.
He said Mr Michelo locked him in his house and went to call his neighbours before he was handed over to the police.
But in his testimony, Mr Michelo testified that on the fateful day, he was awakened by some noise from a chicken which he eventually traced to Nyirenda's house.
He said when he entered the house he saw Nyirenda holding a chicken and later he threw it outside through the window.
He later picked the chicken and realised that it was his and when he checked it, it was soiled.
Mr Tiwilili said the charge carries a maximum sentence of 15 years and he was reserving judgment to next week on Friday.