Saturday, January 24, 2009


LAGOS (Reuters) - Police in Nigeria are holding a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery. (original article) Thanks to Jason McKay for the heads up! 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.


Buddha said...

This is a totally wild story, I loved it. George Norrey announced the news mid way on Coast to Coast last night and insisted on hearing anybodies 'shapeshifting' stories! I only wish we could get a good pic of the goat in jail!! A Mazda, thats pretty small potatoes for a wizard to me, but you have to start yhour conquest somewhere I suppose!!

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