Nigerian Police Say Thief Was A Shape Shifter

Submitted by: houndog 8 years ago Funny
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7846822.stm

Police in Nigeria are holding a man on suspicion of attempted armed robbery, but he"s not really a man anymore...
There are 52 comments:
Female 934
Those meddling shapeshifters....
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Female 1,653
Go Sarah!
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Mebbe we should introduce IAB to the SA police, then they would have something better than blaming goats to do
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Male 88
That goat told me I would get 10 Million dollars!
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Male 367
I would laugh even harder if the goat actually committed those crimes.
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Female 495
"Africa is like 2000 years behind the rest of us."

Yes... thats why they don`t have professional doctors and lawyers at `our` standards. Thats why they don`t have schools, universities, armies, phones and the internet. Thats why I spent five years of my life in South Africa living in a mud hut instead of a house with a garden and swimming pool. Bloody hell.

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Female 1,496
Africa is like 2000 years behind the rest of us.
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Female 173
Wasn`t me! it was the donkey! I swear!
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Male 109
In Nigeria I wouldn`t be surprised if the cops were the actual criminals in this case...
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Male 756
This is too funny for words.
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Female 1,264
And when reporters confronted the officers for their ridiculous accusation, on of the camera man ran in and said:
"Er, yeah, a goat just drove off in our van..."
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Male 108
crazy,,,, but if your interested in this kind of stuff . david hick goes on about it, some of his other stuff is good but i have no comment on these so called shape shifters
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Male 196
Is that the same goat that hasn`t allowed the Cubs to win a World Series in over 100 years?
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Male 3,301
They should make some anti-witch weaponry. Squirt Guns filled with holy water, etc.
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Male 670
I feel sorry for the goat more than I feel pity for the police.
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Female 2,289
The pcture made it funny to me...
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Male 2,028
Kill the goat! It`s a witch! BURN IT!! }-)
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Male 2,313
I could see that happening in Wisconsin.
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Female 1,690
Hahaha (lol) that made me laugh.
...poor goat.
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Male 353
I don`t even know what to say here.
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Male 219
You`ve got to be kidding, where was his nanny? Any other goat jokes?
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Male 1,718
oh too good twist. Yea a real scapegoat. Well done, that made me smile =D
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Male 104
Holy crap! The Founders are invading from the gamma quadrant!
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Male 541
I can shape-shift.
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Female 2,120
Nigeria is like that weird kid at the birthday party who believes in magic.
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Female 15,763
Wow, Nigeria. This I would not expect from you. Alabama, maybe.. but not you.

I`m very disappointed.

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Male 51
The quintessential scapegoat.
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Male 2,388
I bet the convict handed the goat other :D
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Male 9
I heard that the goat was just a decoy and that the real shapeshifter turned into a dragon and flew away
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Male 2,148
@pick me: That`s only true in the south... oh, wait, nevermind. That explains it.
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Male 2,422
Sounds like something that would go down with Papa Doc. That, and mass murder.
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Male 5,620
what a baaaaaaaaad crime.
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Male 544
that shouldn`t be odd to you because in America people believe the earth was made in 7 day`s and humans where made from clay and ribcage parts.
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Female 9,402
I was going to send that in.
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Male 5
That`s what I need to do: move to a society filled with idiots incapable of rational thought and start raping and pillaging them blind.
Then I`ll be king.
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Male 1,266
Wonder if they would charge him as a man shape shifting into a goat or as a goat shapeshifting into a man? :O
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Female 214
i wonder if the guy who accused the goat is enjoying his new car
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Female 495
I think its very plausible that they believe it.

Witchcraft is such a huge part of a lot of Nigerian Christianity.. At the top of it, its power and money (IMO) which fuels it - the idea of witchcraft in contemporary culture comes a lot from a woman at the top of the Church (which also makes loads of money out of `curing` it). Look up the child witches in Nigeria, really really tragic reading.

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Male 2,160
saw this a couple days ago and my first thought was "what?!" because the title read "goat convicted of armed robbery"
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Male 301
agreed with flashpacker, they were either high as kites or drunk off their asses
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Male 2,395
"i think theyre just saying the thief is a shapeshifter cuz theyre too embarrasd to say they cant find the real guy"

VERY possible.

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Male 7,933
"But of course goats can`t commit crime."

What drating goats have they been around? I once had my car vandalized by a few goats.


And I`m glad to see NIgeria get any attention... any.

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Male 886
Wait, it wasn`t the police exactly, it was the "vigilante" group who just handed it over to the police and then told the media the story before the police figured out why they were handed a goat. Some of the police seemed to have believed it, but it looks like for the most part they knew it wasn`t a shape-shifting goat...
Whatever the case may be, as it said in the article, this illuminates many problems that third world countries experience, lack of education, lack of police/order, etc.
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Female 305
i think theyre just saying the thief is a shapeshifter cuz theyre too embarrasd to say they cant find the real guy
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Male 707
i`ll take 3 bags of whatever they`re having
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Male 34
"That goat must have been baaaaaaaaaa-d." HAHAHAHAHAHA
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Male 338
Pardon the pun.
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Male 254
this is 2009 for drats sake....


witchcraft? shapeshifting goats? the police actually hold a GOAT under suspicion of robbery?

[facepalm] urghhhhhhhhh [/facepalm]

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Male 1,788
I saw this a few days ago but didn`t feel like putting forth any effort to have it posted.
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Male 338
That goat must have been baaaaaaaaaa-d.
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Male 322
Wait, this makes sense.

A fish from there tried to convince me to help it export a container of caviar that belonged to the former governor of Abuja.

Oh wait...

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Male 1,837
this i gotta see for myself
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Male 43
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