Man arrested for fraud, sorcery in Oman

Oman Wednesday 24/May/2023 16:18 PM
By: Times News Service
Man arrested for fraud, sorcery in Oman
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Muscat: Al Buraimi Governorate Police Command arrested a citizen on charges of practicing sorcery and luring a group of women to defraud them by making them believe that he has the ability to heal.

Royal Oman Police said: “The legal procedures are being completed against him.”

According to the Omani Penal Code, Article (349) stipulates that he/she shall be punished by imprisonment for a period of no less than (3) months and not exceeding two years, and a fine of no less than (100) Omani riyals and no more than (300) Omani riyals, or one of these two punishments against anyone who obtains from a third party an illegal benefit for himself or for others by using a fraudulent method, or by adopting a false name or an incorrect description.

The penalty is severe, not to exceed the double, if the act of fraud is committed against a person under (18) years of age, or an adult who does not have all his distinctive powers.