Hisbah command in Kano arrests 19 women over alleged immoral acts
By Sani Jibrin/:
In order to discourage immoral behaviours in the society, the Commandant of the Kano State Hisbah Board, Dr Haruna Ibn-Sina, has revealed that 19 women had been arrested over alleged involvement in immoral acts in the Kano metropolis.
The commandant confirmed the arrest in a statement signed by Malam Lawal Ibrahim, Public Relations Officer of the board in Kano on Wednesday.
He disclosed that the suspects were apprehended on 19 January, at about 9:00 p.m in Nassarawa Park and Green Restaurant, while engaging in taking intoxicants along Ahmadu Bello Way in the city.
Ibn-Sina asserted that the arrest was based on directives given by the state government on a fresh ban on the activities of viewing and event centres across the state due to the spread of COVID-19 cases.
“All the 19 suspects are female and aged above 20 years. 18 of the suspects are first-timers offenders, while the remaining one had once been arrested,” he said.
The Commandant therefore advised parents to stop buying big phones for their wards, but train them to be responsible and useful for themselves and the society.
According to the statement, those that were first offenders have been handed over to their families with warnings, while the remaining one will be thoroughly advised.
It has been reported that immoral acts are banned under Sharia law operating in Kano State.