Abu Dhabi police are trying to break the spell of sorcerers on ordinary people .
The police have launched an awareness campaign called Amman, encouraging people to come forward and report anyone practicing witchcraft or sorcery .
The drive comes in the wake of complaints from people who say they have been conned.
As part of the campaign, the police recently released a cartoon illustrating a sorcerer as he tries to con a victim into giving him cash.
Psychologist Dr Mohammad Au Al A’ynean said people who resort to witchcraft to solve their problems are desperate. “They go to people practicising witchcraft as a last resort despite being aware that it won’t work,” she said.
Residents have been asked to report such people to the police immediately.