Sorcerer lands in jail

FUJAIRAH — A sexagenarian Iranian sorcerer, who was also hooked to hash, is now cooling his heels in prison following a five-year jail term slapped on him by the Fujairah Criminal Court.

By Salah El Deberky

Published: Thu 30 Jun 2005, 11:09 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:48 PM

Samjan Mohammed, on a visit visa here, was handed down the jail term for bringing in and consuming narcotic substance, besides a month in prison for duping people of their money claiming that he had powers to treat them for incurable diseases. He faces deportation after serving jail term.

Police received a tip-off that the Iranian was conducting his ‘business’ claiming that he had supernatural powers. The indictment sheet states that Samjan practised sorcery and black magic to convince his preys.

Subsequently, the police laid a trap in a house, which he frequently visited, and arrested him. The police searched the premises where he stayed and found books on magic and some amulets. They also recovered some hashish from a pocket in his garment. Samples of blood and urine which were sent for testing revealed traces of narcotic substances. On interrogation, Samjan confessed to the charges, and the court handed him down the sentences.

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