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Sharia Police Set To Try 120 Underage Sex Workers Arrested in Kano

The Kano Sharia Police has arrested 120 suspected underage commercial sex workers at a popular recreational centre in the state.

The operation was done by the Sharia police, alongside the National Drug Law En­forcement Agency, NDLEA.

The Director General of Hisbah board, Alhaji Abba Saidu Sufi while briefing newsmen in his office, said that the night raid was based on information by residents of the area.

Sufi said that out of the 120 girls arrested, 20 out of the figures were underage whose ages fell within 13, 14, and 17.

Sufi revealed that most of the suspects in its custody were not first time offenders.

The Director General ex­plained that the body was ready to charge to court the suspects in line with the pro­vision of “prostitution and other immoral acts prohibi­tion law 1000 of 2001.”

Also speaking, head of the Sharia police said that ini­tial screening conducted by the agency exposed that few of those detained were at the resort for wedding reception, pointing out that “such class of suspects had since been released and handed over to their parents.

“Most of the boys sporting offensive hair style have been trimmed and barbed in line with our tradi­tion and culture.”

He further stated that “we have 37 boys and 79 girls who are mostly underage and as a matter of urgency we have invited their parents for pep talk.”

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