The Kano State Hisbah Board has said that it arrested about 40 teenagers for alleged involvement in various in immoral acts in the state metropolis.
Twelve of the 40 arrested are males, said the commander-general of Kano Hisbah, Harun Ibn-Sina.
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“The suspects were apprehended between June 27 and June 28 at about 10 p.m. and midnight during a special raid in Bbur-burwa, Albasu Local Government Area, gathering commercial sex workers, sexual misconduct including the sale of condoms and marijuana.
“Some suspects were also arrested around the railway, Ja’en, Zoo Road, among others,” he said.
Ibn-Sina said the suspects would be properly screened, those who are first-time offenders will be released to their parents and others would be charged to court.
While “immoral acts” are prohibited under Sharia Law operating in Kano state, the commander urged the youths to have the fear God and desist from their bad ways.
The Hisbah command had recently warned young people to abstain from all forms of immoral acts as a penalty awaits them if they err.