linkDeputy Justice Minister Claude Nyamugabo discovered the goats during a routine prison visit.
He said the animals, which were charged with being sold illegally by the roadside, were held illegally in a Kinshasa prison cell.
The herd was due to appear in court in the capital.
The minister said that the mistake had arisen because police officers had gaps in their knowledge of the law and they would be sent for retraining.
Lack of knowledge is one thing, I don't suppose one can train them in common sense. :D