Those damned magicians has this tragic tale to tell us. A Nigerian man was slaughtering a goat. Sometime during or shortly after the slaughter, the goat turned into his brother. Naturally, such an even can only occur when magic is involed.

A Nigerian murder suspect accused of killing his brother with an ax 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 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 ax. He said it then turned into his brother,” Police Commissioner Udom Ekpoudom told the Associated Press.

I totally understand. I have often seen the dragons that roam my street magically turn in to cars when the sun comes up.

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