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Traditional healer on the run with client’s motor vehicle

traditional healer on the run with client’s motor vehicle after promising to heal the son

A TRADITIONAL healer from the Mandevu neighborhood of Lusaka has vanished along with the client’s car after promising to cure the client’s mentally ill son.

The 61-year-old victim is thought to have enlisted the aid of doctor Salapo and given him his Toyota Prado, worth K137,000, in exchange for the doctor curing his son of a mental illness.

The traditional healer has now fled to another nation, and police are now looking for him.

Godfrey Chilabi, an assistant public relations officer for the police, stated that authorities in Lusaka are looking into a case of obtaining goods through false pretenses involving a traditional healer who is thought to have escaped with a client’s car.

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

He claimed that the complainant was asked to give up his car and the white book as surety before therapy started because he had no money to pay.

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 has been launched,” he said.

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