Kano: Hisbah police arrests 43 for selling alcohol, prostitution

By Simdi Gloria:-

About 43 persons have been arrested for prostitution and illegal sale of alcoholic substances at Kwanar Gafan vegetable market in Garun Malam Local Government Area of the state by Kano State Hisbah Board.

The Commander General of Hisbah, Dr. Harun Ibn-Syna who paraded the suspects on Monday in Sharada quarters, confirmed the arrest.

“Out of the 43, 34 are females while the remaining nine are males, aged between 15 and 18.

“The investigation conducted on the suspects also revealed that eight were found selling hard drugs while one person was caught with 80 cartons of different bottles of beer,’’ NAN quoted Ibn-Syna as saying.

According to him, 14 of them are HIV positive, adding that 10 knew their status while four do not know.

Three rolls of male and female condoms were also recovered at the market.

Ibn-Syna said that the arrest was jointly coordinated by the Hisbah board and the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

Earlier, the Director-General of the board, Dr. Aliyu Kibiya, disclosed that most of the suspects are from Kano, while some of them are from neighbouring states such as Adamawa, Anambra, Cross River, Bauchi, Benue, Kaduna, Niger, Gombe, and Taraba.

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