Cheat-Seeking Missles

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Perry Mason, Where Are You?

What is it with Africa and goats? Last week the story was a man being forced to marry a goat. Now this, out of Lagos, Nigeria via AP:
A Nigerian murder suspect accused of killing his brother with an axe told police investigators he actually attacked a goat, which was only later magically transformed into his sibling's corpse, officials said Thursday.

The man, whose name wasn't released, offered police his explanation after his arrest on Tuesday in the death of his brother the previous day at Isseluku village in southern Nigeria.

"He said that the goats were on his farm and he tried to chase them away. When one wouldn't move, he attacked it with an axe. He said it then turned into his brother," Police Commissioner Udom Ekpoudom told the Associated Press.
Maybe the courts will sentence him to spend some time in a nice resort ... then it will turn into a prison.