An unrepentant petty thief may have found a good reason to turn from his bad ways after a stolen wallet turned into a live snake in his hands, and wouldn’t let him throw it away.
Reports confirm this nerve-chilling incident which occured in Ghana, was a big shock to both the thieft and a large number of onlookers who rushed to the spot to get a sight of the snake.
The pickpocket had carefully removed a wallet from an unidentified man who is said to be a traditional healer, without knowing his day of reckoning was near.
He was left with a deadly cobra in his hands, as a result of black magic. Worse still, he was unable to let go of the reptile.
“Every day for the thief, one day for the owner,” they always say.
According to a local news report, Adom Online, the 27-year-old criminal who was identified as Mdu, stole the wallet from Sangoma [a traditional healer].
The magician was about to take a taxi at a bus station when Mdu took a chance on him.
As soon as the criminal realized that what he thought was a successful theft had turned a threat to his life, he ran as quickly as he could to catch up with Sangoma. Unfortunately, the owner had disappeared into thin air.
He confessed his crime to a man who denied being the owner, and begged the man to accept his “wallet-turned-snake”. But there was no help from anywhere.
An eyewitness told reporters: