Sudan man forced to 'marry' goatSUDAN
- A Sudanese man has been forced to take a goat as his "wife", after he was caught having sex with the animal. The goat's owner, Mr Alifi, said he surprised the man with his goat and took him to a council of elders.
They ordered the man, Mr Tombe, to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50) to Mr Alifi. "We have given him the goat, and as far as we know they are still together," Mr Alifi said.Murder suspect: Goat turned into corpseLAGOS, Nigeria
- 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 offered police his explanation after his arrest on Tuesday in the death of his brother.
"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," said Police Commissioner Udom Ekpoudom.
In Nigeria in 2001 eight people were burned to death after one person in their group was accused of making a bystander's penis magically disappear.Indian village elders order trial by boiling oil NEW DELHI
(Reuters) - The leaders of a village in the Indian state of Rajasthan ordered 150 men to dip their hands into boiling oil to prove their innocence after food was stolen from a local school, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
In late August the school's principal informed police that rice and wheat had disappeared but no action was taken. The council of Ranpur village then decided to take the law into its own hands.
The 150 men from Ranpur and two neighbouring hamlets were told to pick a copper ring from a cauldron of boiling oil. The council elders then announced that the 50 who refused the order must be behind the crime. Many are now nursing their burns.
"We would have been ostracised had we refused. Out of fear all of us agreed. This is not the first time this has been done," said one 45-year-old man. He has now testified against the elders, who have been arrested.