Witchcraft suspicion ends up in murder

SHARJAH — An African man has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his flat mate.


Amira Agarib

Published: Fri 12 Aug 2005, 11:54 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:13 PM

Musa Muete, 35, was sentenced by the Sharjah Sharia Court for killing fellow Niger national Adam Issa, 44, by striking a blow to the back of his head.

Muete was accused of practising witchcraft by Issa, which angered him. They had also fought over house rent and electricity bills.

On a day when Muete was not around, Issa obtained a key to his room and went in looking for the materials used in witchcraft. Muete stuck up behind him as he was searching, and hit him on the back of the head with a metal object, and fled the scene, leaving the door open.

A friend of Issa’s called the police after he came over for a visit and found his body lying in a pool of blood. Issa had died on the spot.

Police arrested Muete in the industrial area, and brought him to justice.

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