Police in Zomba are keeping in custody Abdul Mungochawu aged 41 for allegedly duping a Burundian businessman of cash amounting to more than MK4 million at Mayaka after convincing him that he could multiply his cash.
Zomba police public Relations officer, sub inspector Patricia Supiliano confirmed the incident.
Supiliano said that Timothy Niyogandako of Mayaka visited the herbalist to have his cash multiplied.
The police publicist added that Mungochawu asked Niyogendako to give him K1.5 million so that the cash should be burnt and in turn the ashes be dumped into an empty drum.
The businessman complied and let the herbalist do his work, according to Supiliano who added that the herbalist further commanded the businessman not to open the drum for two days until the money multiplied.
Satisfied with the idea the Burundian businessman left and waited for two days .
Supiliano said that after few days the herbalist called Niyogendako to demand k10 million but he only raised K4 million which he sent.
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