Eleven women are to be prosecuted in Kano for engaging in social vices.
Salisu Umar, the Commander, Special Services of the Faggae Outpost of the Kano State Hisbah Board (Sharia Police) said the suspects were apprehended around the Sabongari area in the metropolis.
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.
“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.
According to Umar, the suspects were screened and taken to court on Monday.
Their case was adjourned till November 14th, 2016 and they are now awaiting trial at the Central Prisons, Kano.
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