Goat Thief in Bimbila Told Owner “This is Not My Real Face” Before Running Away—Judge is Told
The folks at Bimbila, far end of Ghana may seem cut off from the capital but with the help of the internet, they are well connected—to the extent that criminals are even adopting clever tactics from Youtube.
A Bimbla Court has today been told about how a goat thief, Issaka Yussif, 28, wrestled with the owner of the goat in broad day light before kicking the owner to floor and running away with the goat—while shouting, “this is not my real face” when the owner told him he had seen his face and was going to report him to the police.
Per reports, the presiding judge was shocked and could not understand the importance of the phrase—this is not my real face, until the accused vehemently denied ever being the one who was spotted, saying, maybe indeed it was someone who used his face because he was at the farm on the said day.
To make the judge understand what was going on, the court clerk visited Youtube and shown him the comic video of Emmanuella, where the thief must have gotten his clever tactics from.
Without any evidence to prove beyond reasonable doubt that indeed Issaka was the one who stole the goat in the face of his denial, he was acquitted.