The Vanguard, one of Nigeria’s largest newspaper, has a different take on the conventional crime beat. The newspaper reported how a thief in Kwara state was chased and cornered by vigilantes and promptly turned himself into a goat.
It now appears that our interest in the Happy Goat may be misplaced and this is indeed nothing more than a snarky criminal mind at work.
The man-goat is reported to have tried two days earlier to steal a Mazda (the favorite it seems of the cloven hoof set) when he was spotted and chased. The newspaper qoutes police spokesman Tunde Mohammed as saying that while one suspect escaped, the other transformed himself into a goat when he was cornered. The goat was arrested and later shown to journalists. The police are continuing to hold the “magic goat” . . . no doubt milking him for information.
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