The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested 40 teenagers for their alleged involvement in immoral acts in Kano metropolis.
The Commander General of Hisbah, Harun Ibn-Sina, disclosed in a statement on Tuesday.
Mr Ibn-Sina said out of the 40 arrested suspects, 12 are male.
“The suspects were apprehended between June 27 and June 28 at about 10:00 p.m. and midnight during a special raid in Bbur-burwa, Albasu Local Government Area, gathering commercial sex workers, sexual misconduct including the sale of condoms and marijuana.
“Some suspects were also arrested around the railway, Ja’en, Zoo Road, among others,” he said.
Mr Ibn-Sina said the suspects will be properly screened. He said those who are first time offenders will be released to their parents and others would be charged to court.
The commander urged the youths to have the fear God and desist from their bad ways.
The “immoral acts” are prohibited under Sharia Law operating in Kano state.