A herbalist identified as Muhammad Mansur has been arrested by Kano Hisbah officials for impregnating a female client who went to him to seek medication.
The herbalist, who lives in Kode town, Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of the state of the LGA, was arrested after the seven-month pregnant victim (name withheld) reported him to the Hisbah office seeking justice.
According to reports, the man is known for deceiving women, including married ones, telling them if he slept with them he will give them charms that would prevent their husbands from adding wives and also have control over them.
She 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.
“When I accompanied my mother to his place, he told her that she should be coming along with me,”
“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 LGA Hisbah Commandant, Ustaz Kabiru Musa Dawakiji, said their head office will handle the matter.