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About 11 women have been dragged and arraigned before a Sharia court for allegedly smoking Indian hemp and engaging in other vices. 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, told the Us in Kano that the suspects were apprehended around the Sabongari area in the metropolis.
He said they were arrested during a special patrol conducted by the Fagge local government office of the Board. 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,’’ Umar said.
“We have brought them before a competent Sharia court for prosecution,”
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