Two arrested over black magic fraud

The Anti-Economic Crime Department of the Dubai Police has arrested two Africans who allegedly cheated people by offering that they could solve family problems through black magic.


Amira Agarib

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Published: Tue 19 Jun 2012, 10:50 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:38 AM

A woman reported to the police that after taking medicine given to her by two magicians to solve disputes with her husband, she suffered sleeplessness and body pain. Brigadier Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigation, called on the public to inform the police of such crimes.

Major Salah Bu Osaiba, Director of Anti-Economic Crime of the Dubai Police, said that last month, the police had received information that two Africans were practising black magic and claimed that they could resolve marital problems through sorcery.

An undercover officer approached the suspects claiming that he had family problems. The suspects asked him about the name of his mother and told him that the cause of all the problems was a talisman, which was buried in his home. They asked him to pay Dh5,700 to solve the problems.

Later, when the undercover agent went to meet him near a hotel in Al Mutaina area in Dubai to pay the money he was given a plastic bag containing some brown powder, white string and a small shell. The men asked the policeman to pay Dh1,000 more to buy two white sheep so that the magic will work. Both the men were arrested while receiving cash from the policeman. The first suspect confessed to the crime and the other one denied it.

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