According to Adom Online, the incident left people baffled after they watched as a wallet turned into a deadly cobra in the hands of the thief as a result of "black magic".
It was gathered that the 27-year-old thief identified as Mdu, had snatched the wallet from the owner, not knowing that he was playing with fire as the owner is a known witch doctor. When he tried to open it to see what he got, the wallet turned into a cobra that wrapped itself around his hand.
A witness revealed that the terrified thief tracked the native doctor who was about to board a taxi and confessed that he stole his wallet and wanted to return it.
“He stole a wallet from an old man; people around are just saying the old man is a Sangoma (native doctor), but no one knows the man around. When he snatched the wallet he went behind a billboard; that’s when the wallet turned into a snake.
"The snake is not biting him but it's stuck in his hands as he failed to throw it way; this is first-grade black magic."
Wetin eye dey find, eye don see.