Jigawa Hisbah arrests 47, seizes 745 bottles of beer


The Jigawa State Hisbah Board has arrested 47 suspects, including 16 females for alleged involvement in immoral acts.

The Hisbah Commandant in the state, Malam Ibrahim Dahiru confirmed the arrest in a chat with reporters yesterday in Dutse, the state capital.

Dahiru said the suspects, including 16 suspected commercial sex workers, were apprehended following a series of raids at beer parlours, brothels and other black spots across 11 local government areas of the state.

He said during the raids conducted between October 13 and 27, some 745 bottles of assorted alcoholic drinks were confiscated.The suspects, he said, were apprehended either for alleged consumption of beer, patronising commercial sex workers and other immoral acts.

According to him, consumption of alcohol remained prohibited in the state and reiterated the resolve of the board to continue to fight against all forms of immoral acts.Dahiru enjoined residents, particularly the youth, to desist from engaging in vices and immoral acts capable of destroying their future and promoting social decadence.He further commended residents of the state for their support and co-operation to the board to enable it to carry out its duties effectively.


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