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70-year-old man steals goat because he needs to feed his 2 wives and 6 children

By Mason White 4:50 PM June 15, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
An elderly man who was caught stealing a goat, told police that he regularly steals because he needs to feed his two wives and six children, police in Nigeria said.

Katsina State Police said that they have arrested 70-year-old Isa Hussaini, after he was accused of stealing a goat from his neighbor.

He was charged with one count of robbery. A farmer called police after realizing that one of his goats went missing. On Tuesday, Hussaini was found in possession of the stolen goat.

During questioning, Hussaini confessed to investigators. The suspect pleaded guilty to robbery.

Hussaini told the court that he started stealing 15 years ago, as he didn’t have enough money to feed his two wives and six children.

At first he stole corn and sold it for cheap, but then he started stealing goats and used the meat to make kebabs, which he sold for a nice amount of money.