Police arrest popular fortune teller for impregnating married woman in Gombe

The Gombe State Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old fortune teller, Ahmadu Saminu, for allegedly impregnating a pregnant woman 


Samiru, popularly known as Malam Mai Batalia, hails from Bajoga in the Funakaye Local Government Area of the state. 


According to the punch, Saminu interpreted dreams and saw visions for his patrons and has a wide range of clientele base that cuts across all the LGAs, state, and other neighbouring states.


However events went awry when his victim who was alleged to have visited him following a nightmare she experienced the night before was hypnotised and he (Saminu) took advantage of her by having carnal knowledge of he


Sources alleged that, “following her visit to Saminu for an interpretation to her dream, she was hypnotised and defiled.”


Spokesperson of the command, ASP Buhari Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident to the publication, said that Saminu was arrested for allegedly pregnating someone’s wife.


“The victim is 20 years old. Her husband, Bashiru Bello, reported the case. She dreamt about her mother being a witch and needed an interpretation into what she said she saw only for her to visit Saminu to know what she needed to do. But she was lured into his room,” the PPRO said. 


On the alleged pregnancy of the victim, Abdullahi said, “That is what we can’t say for now until the medical examination result is obtained.


“However, the victim claimed she was pregnant for four months but bled and, as a result, lost the pregnancy. We have taken the victim to the hospital to ascertain the allegation. But the case is in court.”


Meanwhile, some residents of Funakaye have frowned at the alleged high-powered interest in the release of Saminu.


A resident who simply identified himself as Hassan said Saminu is connected to some powerful persons who are currently working to get him out.


“Mai Batalia has been doing this for long. It is not the first time the police are under pressure to let him out. He consults for some big men, and they want him out of police custody,” he said.


Another resident, who also simply identified himself as Muhammad, told the publication that releasing Saminu without punitive measures may spell doom.


“Some youths are planning to burn his cows and any attempt to release him will not be tolerated. Enough of his nefarious activities,” he added. 

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