Swindler dupes 55 women of Dh1,500 each ‘to get them marriage partners’

AJMAN — The Ajman Police arrested an African national yesterday on charges of having deceived several women by promising them that he would find suitable grooms for them — for a price.

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Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Mon 5 Jun 2006, 10:58 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:20 PM

Around 55 women, of various Arab nationalities, each paid him Dh1,500 convinced that the man would help them meet and marry ‘Mr. Right’. But then it all went horribly wrong for all of them.

The accused also decieved many people by persuading them he had supernatural powers which enabled him to treat all kinds of illness, as well as help victims of voodoo blackmagic.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Major Abdullah Saif, Head of CID section of Ajman Police, said that the police received a tip off regarding an African man who had duped many people in such cases.

The CID officers decided to set a trap and sent some undercover policewoman to his house in Al Nuaimiya area. They paid him Dh1,500 each “to get suitable grooms”.

The man promised that one of these “clients” that the groom will come to her house to propose to her within a week. The police entered and caught him red handed while he was practicing his mumbo-jumbo.

During the interrogation, the man, who was on a visit visa, admitted that he was indulging in these activities in order “to make a living”. He specially targetted women who were desperate to marry.

The case has been referred to the public prosecution office for further action including judicial proceedings.



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