Sat, 24 Jan 2009 19:25:20 GMT | PressTV
Many Nigerians believe that some people have shapeshifting powers and can transform themselves into animals or objects.
A group of vigilantes took the animal to the police arguing it was an armed robber who was trying to steal a Mazda 323.
"The group of vigilante men came to report that while they were on patrol they saw some hoodlums attempting to rob a car. They pursued them. However one of them escaped while the other turned into a goat," Kwara state police spokesman Tunde Mohammed told Reuters.
Residents come to the police station to see the goat and a national newspaper has printed its photograph.
Belief in witchcraft and shapeshifting powers is common among Nigerians.