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Zambian Traditional Healer Takes Off With Client’s Car

Police in Lusaka are investigating a case of Obtaining Goods by False Pretences involving a Traditional Healer who is believed to have gotten away with a motor vehicle belonging to his client.

On January 25, 2023, Police received a report from a named man aged 61 of Lusaka that his Toyota Prado valued at K137,000 was fraudulently obtained by a Traditional Healer only identified as Doctor Salapo of Mandevu Compound.

Investigations reveal that the complainant has a son with a mental health condition.He engaged the said traditional healer to treat his son.

Since he had no money to pay, he was asked to surrender his motor vehicle together with the white book as surety before the commencement of treatment.

The complainant handed over the vehicle as instructed.However,the patient was not treated and the traditional healer has since disappeared with the said motor vehicle.

He is believed to have fled to a named neighbouring country.

A manhunt launched.

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