Witchdoctor claiming to raise the dead arrested

A 46-year old traditional healer who claims to have powers of raising people from the dead has been arrested in Central province.

Harard Chibanda who was arrested in Chisamba is also facing charges of obtaining money by false pretences.

Chibanda obtained money amounting to K4.5 million  from a family of Chisamba who wanted to establish the cause of death of their  brother.

Central Province Police Commissioner Solomon Jere says a boy only identified as Peter drowned in February early this year and the family sort intervention from the traditional healer who claimed to have powers to raise the dead.

He says efforts to raise the young boy from the dead by the witch doctor failed the family to report him to police.

Jere explained that the man is facing two counts of obtaining money by false pretence and practicing acts of deception and is in police custody.

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