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Read What Happened To 11 Women Caught Smoking, Drinking & Romancing Men In Kano

The Faggae Outpost of the Kano State Hisbah Board (Sharia Police) on Monday said it had commenced the prosecution of 11 women for allegedly engaging in social vices. Salisu Umar, the Commander, Special Services of the board, said the suspects were apprehended around the Sabongari area in the metropolis.

He said they were arrested during a special patrol. Mr. Umar said the suspects were found drinking alcohol, smoking cannabis and romancing with men other than their husbands or close relations, which is contrary to the Sharia legal system.

He said the state had been practicing the Islamic legal code that prohibits such illicit attitudes, stressing that the board would intensify its efforts to patrol identified flash points.

“The suspects are females between the ages of 21 and 24 and were apprehended around midnight at beer parlours in Faringida and Abedie Road in Sabongari. We have brought them before a competent Sharia court for prosecution,” he said.

Mr. Umar said the board would not condone any act of immorality, stressing that it would arrest and prosecute whoever engages in such vices. He noted that four out of the suspects were divorcees with kids, while one of them was carrying a three-month-old pregnancy.

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