A Kano-based woman (name withheld) has spoken out about a seven-month-old pregnancy she conceived after an ‘unwilling’ affair with Muhammad Mansur, a herbalist in Kode town of Dawakin Kudu local council.
Daily Trust reports that the woman had gone for medication when the herbalist lured her into the affair. The herbalist would later be arrested by men of Hisbah, an Islamic law enforcement body in Kano.
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“When I accompanied my mother to his place, he told her that she should be coming along with me,” she explained. “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.
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However, the herbalist, Mansur, confessed to the crime, blaming it on 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 pleaded.
But, Ustaz Kabiru Musa Dawakiji, the local council’s Hisbah Commandant, said the agency’s head office will handle the matter.