Po­lice set up st­ing swoop

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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.

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