Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The GOAT named "ROBBER".
{6:59 PM}

I was helping my mom fry curry puffs (from 2 to 4pm btw) and I overheard the news on radio. It instantly caught my "ear" as I listened intently to it. It was really weird but I wouldn't discard it though.

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

Vigilantes took the black and white beast to the police saying it was an armed robber who had used black magic to transform himself into a goat to escape arrest 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. However one of them escaped while the other turned into a goat," Kwara state police spokesman Tunde Mohammed told Reuters by telephone.

"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.


Weird right? I hope they have a follow up on this case. It would be interesting to see how this all unfolds into.