Police set up sting swoop
A man has been accused of pretending to be a sorcerer and charging Dhs40,000 for his services.
Ajman Police said the Arab man has been convincing people that he has special powers that could cure various diseases.
He is also accused of claiming he could solve their physical and psychological problems.
The man, police claim, used to make appointments with his customers through phone calls and would sometimes go to their homes to treat them.
Police said the suspect was charging each person Dhs40,000 for his service.
Colonel Abdullah Saif Al Matrooshi, Director of CID at Ajman Police, yesterday said the suspect was arrested after police confirmed that he claimed to practice witchcraft.
“Police had received reports from several people who complained that the Arab man had fraudulently took their cash, after promising that he would heal their diseases using his powers,” he said.
An undercover agent contacted the man, saying that he By Ismail Sebugwaawo had some illnesses and many social problems that he wanted treatment for.
Police said the man asked the undercover agent to pay him Dhs40,000.
The officer asked if he could have the treatment at his home, where police arrested him after he was handed the cash.
The suspect has been referred to Public Prosecution on charges of practising witchcraft and fraudulently taking people’s money.