Man detained by Police for ‘turning man to goat’ in Rivers

Man detained by Police for ‘turning man to goat’ in Rivers

Saturday, January 27, 2018 9:43 pm


Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
It was a bizarre tale alright.  But it nearly caused a 36 years old man who was accused of transforming a human being into a black goat around Rukpoku community in Obio-Akpor Local government Area his life.
The unnamed man escaped death through the quick intervention of officers of Special Area Command Division in Rumuodamaya, headquarters of Obio Akpor local government area in Rivers state who are now investigating a mob action by some individuals against the suspect who was alleged to have transformed a man into a goat.
In the incident which happened on Friday afternoon, the suspect who was accused of transforming a man into a goat was beaten by the mob until he became unconscious until security operatives on routine patrol around Rukpoku to bring the situation under control.
The police patrol team took the victim, the goat and two others to Rumuokoro Area Command where the victim regained consciousness.
He narrated to the Police that the goat is his pet.
“I was strolling out of my compound only to realize that my goat was following. Me.
“Usually, it follows me whenever I am going out because I use to buy biscuit for it, but this time I didn’t want it to follow me, so I decided to run and try to dodge from it. The goat’s name is Remember.
“I was surprised that people now thought I changed a human being to goat. How is that possible?” he queried.
The victim, the goat and two of his attackers are still being held at the Police Station.
A senior police officer at the  Police station said that investigation had commenced into the issue.
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