The Commandant, Kano State Hisbah Board, Dr. Haruna Ibn-Sina, said 19 women had been arrested for allegedly engaging in “immoral acts” in the metropolis of Kano.
The Commander announced the arrest in a statement signed by Malam Lawal Ibrahim, Public Relations Officer of the Board of Directors in Kano, on Wednesday.
He said the suspects were arrested on 19 January at about 9:00 p.m. in Nassarawa Park and Green Restaurant while drinking intoxicants along the Ahmadu Bello Way.
He said the arrest was based on a circular provided by the state government on a fresh ban on viewing practises and event centres throughout the state due to the proliferation of COVID-19 events.
“All the 19 suspects are female and aged above 20 years.
“18 of the suspects are first-time offenders, while the remaining one had once been arrested,” he said.
He urged parents to stop buying big phones for their houses, but to train them to be responsible.
According to the release, those who were the first offenders have been handed over to their families with warnings, while the remaining offenders will be thoroughly advised.
The Nigerian News Agency states that unethical acts are forbidden under Sharia law in the state of Kano.