“Witch doctor” arrested for conning bank manager sh. 41M

“Witch doctor” arrested for conning bank manager sh. 41M

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Kilifi,KENYA:A witch doctor has been arrested for allegedly conning a bank manager sh 41 million in Kilifi County.

According to Kilifi DCIO  Jason Mworia, the manager; Fathma Athman, had sought the services of the witch doctor who goes by the name Mr. Hassan, to secure a promotion at work.

Mworia on Thursday told Baraka FM that they traced communications between the two, which lead them to discover that Fathma had actually wired over 10 million through M-pesa to Mr. Hassan in the last few months.

Fathma who is said to be working with Diamond Trust Bank in Kilifi, is alleged to have been sending the “witch doctor” millions of shillings every week, latest being sh 10 million just last week.

“The recent transactions indicate that Mr. Hassan received over sh. 10 million from the banker but we are yet to discover the reason behind such huge transactions.” said Mr. Mworia.

Meanwhile, Fathma and her deputy, Benson Ndenje were arrested and later arraigned in court where both denied having participated in money laundering; which resulted to the loss of  over sh 40 million.

Hassan also appeared in court on Wednesday but he couldn’t answer to his charges since the investigating team had not completed their investigations.

According to Fathma’s family members, they believe that she  could have been under a spell, since she couldn’t even note down the amount of money she used to issue out and could not also reveal to whom the money was issued.

“My sister has done nothing wrong in fact she might be under a spell. This man must have used juju on her for her to lose her mind.” Claimed the sister.

According to Mnarani residents where the witch doctor who is believed to have Tanzanian origins lives, he only specializes in treating rich people and politicians who seek his services during campaigns.

Police in the county have launched investigations  to unravel the ‘mysterious disappearance’ of huge sums of money from the bank.