Kano Hisbah officials have arrested a herbalist identified as Muhammad Mansur, for impregnating a woman who went to him to seek medication.
It was gathered that the herbalist, who lives in Kode town, Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of the state, was arrested following a report made by the seven-month pregnant victim (name withheld).
Reports has it that the man is known for deceiving women, including married ones, telling them that if he slept with them he will give them charms that would prevent their husbands from adding wives and also have control over them.
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The victim told the Hisbah officials that she went to seek medication from the herbalist but he said it wouldn’t work until he slept with her.
According to her, the man had been trying to sleep with her since her mother went with her to seek medication, but he didn’t succeed until she went there alone.
“One day I went there alone and he said he must sleep with me before he will assist with the medication I needed. In fact, he said it wouldn’t work if we didn’t do so. That is what happened. I want the Hisbah to help me. I have a seven-month pregnancy, and he is trying to reject it,” she added.
On his part, the herbalist, Muhammad Mansur, admitted to the offence, adding that it was the work of the devil.
“She came to my place for medication, but you know the devil is everywhere if you are not careful. I accept my offence and I want the Hisbah to please forgive me.” he said.
However, the Local Government Hisbah Commandant, Ustaz Kabiru Musa Dawakiji, said their head office will handle the matter.
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