Nigerian Police Hold Goat Accused Of Robbery

Police in Nigeria are holding a goat handed to them by a vigilante group, which said it was a car thief who had used witchcraft to change shape.
A police spokesman in Kwara State has been quoted as saying that the “armed robbery suspect” would remain in custody until investigations were over.
But another police spokesman told the BBC the goat was being held in case its owner claimed it.
The belief in witchcraft and the power to change shapes is common in Nigeria.
Police reform activists have condemned the “arrest”, saying it highlights the low education levels of many Nigerian police officers.
Nigeria’s Vanguard newspaper has a picture of the goat and reports that police paraded it in front of journalists in the Kwara state capital Ilorin on Thursday.
But this was denied by national police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu.
“The vigilante group arrested the goat and took it to the police, then they told the media.”
The next morning journalists turned up demanding to see the goat, he said.
“But of course goats can’t commit crime.”
Source: BBC News


  • Mmmm,Nigerian police no get work,i mean dis is rediculous how can a goat be arrestd 4commiting a crime,even if the goat is believe 2av being sumkind of human who possible with the aid of witchcraft transform in2 a goat du u thnk dia is any possibility of returning 2its normal self while stil in custody….mmmm i dn’t thnk so,Nigerian police dis shuld be well investigated plz.

  • raji says:

    this is pathetic, fire these police and hire competent ones immediately.

  • Morenikejimi says:

    Nigeria police force!.khai!!.nawao!.

  • Ntalist says:

    This is capital is not worth hearing [email protected] a goat is alleged of commiting apparently divulges the degree of nigerian police is high time 9ja govt rose to establish a competent decisive police force [email protected] will protect its integrity.

  • malik josiah says:

    Trusting nigeria police is ‘an escape to no where’. Illiteracy Just like a kanka-worn, has eaten deep into them. D Nigeria government should increase the educational criteria to boost literacy. I believe there is still hope.

  • Rabiyu Ganiyu says:

    Police police police,,, amrubar u are, so no motors, cars bikes u can collect bribery from abi? now goat u b full police.. in dat case police u b He GOAT.. police officer steal goat ooooooooh…

  • oladele rapheal says:

    the way you are doing now infact it is fantastic. And i pray for you God will empower all of you.

  • Godspower says:

    Na wah 4 9ja police oo.Na only 9ja police dey arrest goat.May una change ooo,unless olumba go strike una.

  • Wis says:

    Dat is stpid how can police harest a goat nonses

  • derrick says:

    nigerian police has ur hunger got 2 dis point of kidnaping an innocent goat?dat goat 4 christ sake has freedoom of association (but not with “men in black” bc like terms repel)FREE THE GOAT LET “HIM” GO!!!!!

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