Today, the Kano State Hisbah Board said it arrested 17 persons over immoral behaviours at different locations in the metropolis.
Malam Nasir Isa, the Assistant Commandant General in charge of Operations Unit of the board, told the newsmen that the arrests were made on Tuesday. He said the persons were arrested by officials of the unit who were conducting normal duties in the metropolis.
Isa, who added that those arrested were currently undergoing screening to determine their fate, noted that “based on information obtained, we were able to identify those who were arrested before and those nabbed for the first time. We would arraign those who were arrested before. For the first timers, we would counsel and advice them to desist from their acts and tell them that if rearrested, they would be arraigned in court”.
The Hisbah official explained that those arrested, made up of 11 young women and six men were apprehended as they engaged in commercial sex in three locations in Kano on Tuesday evening. He, therefore, appealed to parents to guard their children against falling into the dirty business. He said that the board would continue to sensitise Kano residents about the ills of immorality, noting that such acts would not be tolerated.