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Traditional healer jailed for pregnancy scam

Publish date: 16 April 2018
Issue Number: 769
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Guinea

A Guinean woman who sold herbs and potions to sterile women, telling them they would become pregnant, has been jailed for five years. BBC News reports that N'na Camara’s concoctions made the stomachs of her clients swell. The traditional healer is said to have tricked more than 700 women, charging them for the treatment. A police doctor who examined 47 of the affected women, said they risked long-term complications from the treatment. Two other accomplices were convicted of similar charges, and were sentenced to three years and four years in prison.

Full BBC News report