A spiritual healer who tricked a mother into having s*x with him by claiming it would cure her marriage problems has been jailed for 12 years, Dailymail reports.
The man identified as 30-year-old Syed Shah, had persuaded the woman to hand over £6,000 for help to 'purify' the 28-year-old woman's relationship after she came to him for help.
Not done, he ordered her to perform daily readings and sacrifice a goat but when this didn't work, she told her to have s*x with him. He has now been found guilty of two charges of rape and one of fraud following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.
Judge Patrick Thomas QC also ordered Shah, who also sexually assaulted another woman while performing a healing ritual, to pay the victim £10,000 compensation.
Judge Thomas told Shah: 'This was a vile set of offences. You abused the high reputation that your family name gave you within the community in order to have your will with a perfectly decent and respectable young woman who had the misfortune to be vulnerable because of her personal circumstances.'
The court heard how the woman, who had been married for three years and had a young son, was having difficulties in her marriage.
She was introduced to Shah by a friend in June last year and he offered to take steps to 'purify' her relationship, ordering the readings and goat sacrifice.
It was revealed in court how the woman had s*x with Shah on two occasions, and also gave him £6,000. But she began to feel uncomfortable about what was going on and concerned that she was being unfaithful to her husband.
She later went to the police. But, Shah denied having s*x or taking any money from her. It was later found to be lies. Shah was jailed for a total of 12 years and ordered to register as a sex offender for life. RECEIVE NEWS UPDATE ON: WHATSAPP +234 701 056 0394, AND TWITTER: @247NGNEWSUPDATE, EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE Share your story with us: firstname.lastname@example.org PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>