‘… one of [the suspects] escaped while the other turned into a goat,’ Kwara state police spokesman Tunde Mohammed said.


Police arrest goat accused of armed robbery

By Mail Foreign Service

Last updated at 9:46 PM on 23rd January 2009

Police in Nigeria are holding a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery.

Vigilantes seized the black and white goat, saying it was an armed robber who had used black magic to transform himself into an animal to escape after trying to steal a Mazda 323.

‘The group of vigilante men came to report that while they were on patrol they saw some hoodlums attempting to rob a car. They pursued them.

Wanted: Witnesses claimed a man turned into a goat to get away after an armed robbery (file picture)

‘However one of them escaped while the other turned into a goat,’  Kwara state police spokesman Tunde Mohammed said.

‘We cannot confirm the story, but the goat is in our custody.

‘We cannot base our information on something mystical. It is something that has to be proved scientifically, that a human being turned into a goat,’ he said.

Belief in witchcraft is widespread in parts of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation.

Residents came to the police station to see the goat, photographed in one national newspaper on its knees next to a pile of straw.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1127012/Police-arrest-goat-accused-armed-robbery.html#ixzz1TJli9eop

 

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