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Social Vices: Sharia Police Commences Prosecution Of 11 Women In Kano

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY AMINU ABUBAKAR
A team of Islamic sharia enforcers called Hisbah is on patrol in the northern Nigerian city of Kano in an open pickup on October 29, 2013. The Hisbah has in recent weeks launch a crackdown to cleanse the predominantly muslim city of immorality including arrests of men and women for indecent dressing and prostitution, as well as young men who sport hair cuts in imitation of international footballers and those who wear trousers well below the waist. AFP PHOTO / AMINU ABUBAKAR
Posted: Nov 1, 2016 at 4:59 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

EMMANUEL UDOM

Lagos 

Kano State Hisbah Board (Sharia Police) Monday said it has commenced the prosecution of 11 women for allegedly engaging in social vices.

Malam Salisu Umar, commander, special services for the sharia police, disclosed in Kano that that the suspects were arrested around Sabongari area of the state.

His words: The eleven women were arrested during a special patrol conducted by sharia police from Fagge local government.

According to Umar 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,’’ Umar said.

“We have brought them before a competent Sharia court for prosecution,” he said.

Umar explained that the suspects were screened and taken to court and they were now awaiting trial at the Central Prisons, Kano, as their case was adjourned till Nov. 14th, 2016.

He said the board would not condone any act of immorality, stressing that it would arrest and prosecute whoever engages in such vices.

Umar noted that four out of the suspects were divorcees with kids, while one of them was carrying a three-month-old pregnancy.