A man has been beaten up to the point of unconsciousness by a mob after he was alleged to have turned a human being into a black goat at Rukpoku community in Obio-Akpor Local government Area of Rivers State, a report by PM News has shown.
But for the intervention of the Police at the Special Area Command Division in Rumuodamaya, the man would have been beaten to death.
The police patrol team took the victim, the goat and two others to Rumuokoro Area Command where the victim regained consciousness and narrated to the police that the goat was 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 used 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 a 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 begun.