The Jigawa State Shari’a Enforcement Command (Hisbah) has conducted a raid which resulted in the arrest of 34 suspected commercial sex workers and the destruction of several bottles of beer.
They were arrested in the Gada area, Kazaure Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday.
The Hisbah Commander in the state, Mallam Ibrahim Dahiru, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Dutse the state capital.
He said: “Today; at about 5:00 AM, our men carried out a raid at the popular Gada joint in Kazaure LGA.
“During the raid, 34 suspected commercial sex workers and three men were arrested for alleged immoral acts”.
Dahiru revealed that one suspect (name withheld) was also arrested in a similar operation in possession of 94 cans of beer in Jahun Local Government Area of the state.
According to the commander, the suspects had been charged to the Upper Shari’a Court, Kazaure.
The commander urged the residents of the state to desist from all immoral acts as prohibited by law, noting that his men will continue to clamp down on those who may want to disobey the law.
“We’re using this opportunity to remind people that consumption of beer remains prohibited in the state,” he noted.