I made fortunes praying for kidnappers, armed robbers – Native doctor
A soothsayer/native doctor who has been providing spiritual cover for armed robbers, kidnappers, bandits and other criminal groups said he has made millions of naira praying for these hoodlums. I made fortunes.
The suspect, Umaru, 53, from Batagarawa Local Government Area of Kastina State, said he has been a soothsayer virtually all his life and providing services for people in need without making much gains. However he said things turned around when he started rendering the same services for criminals as his pocket has never run dry from the first day he started as they would always come back to show appreciation.
Umaru, who was arrested by men of the IGP Intelligence Response Team, said he is aware of the businesses the armed robbers and kidnappers are into but that he has no choice but to back them with spiritual powers because they are good customers.
He confessed that he has criminal groups from virtually all parts of the North and the Middle Belt areas of the country who come to seek for his powers and that apart from praying for them, he fortifies them with different charms to make them invisible and difficult for security agencies to arrest them. I made fortunes.
Apart from giving the kidnappers spiritual cover, members of the gang of nine, said that he is the one that dictates whatever amount to be collected as ransom. As if that is not enough, he has succeeded in luring most young men who come to consult him into kidnapping and other violent crimes. I made fortunes.
The native doctor who said his last assignment was that of the kidnap of the traditional ruler of Rubochi, where he got N50,000 from the kidnap group who collected a whooping and took N6.5million from relatives of the royal father before he was released.
He said he was cooling off with his loot when he was arrested by the police. He also confessed that he never had any inclination that the police were coming after him despite the spiritual powers that he possessed.