"Voodoo" Woman Produces Children's Fingers in Court
Pandemonium broke out in a London court today when an alleged "voodoo" practitioner charged with fraud pulled out two fingers.
It is not known whether this was a gesture to the judge
A woman caused uproar in court when she pulled two fingers from her handbag claiming they had belonged to one of her six children.
Remi Fakorede, who was convicted of a £925,000 tax credit fraud, told London's Snaresbrook Crown court they had fallen off following a curse.
She said the same voodoo curse had caused her to participate in the fraud.
The 46-year-old from Hackney was convicted of fraud committed between 1 August 2002 and 26 June 2007.
When the child's fingers were produced, one juror burst into tears while the judge immediately adjourned the case for the rest of the day.