Muscat: Royal Police of Oman (ROP) arrested an African national accused of practicing black magic in Wilayat of Suwaiq in North Al Batinah Governorate.
An official in North Al Batinah Police Headquarters said: "The accused duped the people claiming he has the ability to cure all diseases. Instead of treating them, he performed black magic and took huge amount of money from them."
After investigation, ROP raided the accused's house and arrested him. Besides receipts of money, police also found herbs and other material used for witchcraft. Royal Oman Police referred the accused to public prosecution for further investigation.