Saturday, January 24, 2009


I think this may be carrying the scapegoat thing a bit too far:

"One of Nigeria's biggest daily newspapers reported that police implicated a goat in an attempted automobile theft. In a front-page article on Friday, the Vanguard newspaper said that two men tried to steal a Mazda car two days earlier in Kwara State, with one suspect transforming himself into a goat as vigilantes cornered him.

"The paper quoted police spokesman Tunde Mohammed as saying that while one suspect escaped, the other transformed into a goat as he was about to be apprehended.

"The newspaper reported that police paraded the goat before journalists, and published a picture of the animal.

"Police in the state couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

"Belief in black magic is widespread in Nigeria, particularly in far-flung rural areas."

1 comment:

Jeffrey Miller said...

If only I had known. I would turn to a life of crime after all. JK