A CUSTOMER has been fooled into thinking he bought heaps of ginger, instead he bought roots of the heliconia plant.
This incident occurred at the Central Market early this week prior to the four days lockdown.
The roots were sold for $10 per heap.
Heliconia is a tropical flower with big roots and grows in parts of the country.
The customer posted via social media saying he regretted having to buy the roots after being assured by two people who were selling the roots.
The victim said he kindly asked the sellers if that’s ginger and they assured him that its ginger.
Upon returning home he found out that they are not ginger.
He said the some people are taking advantage of the rush hours to do last minute market before lockdown to con customers.
He said other customers may have been fooled as well.
Ginger is used as a spice as well as a home remedy.