Eleven women in Kano state have reportedly been arraigned for drinking alcohol, smoking hemp, and ‘romancing’ with men who aren’t their husbands.
These vices are contrary to the Sharia legal system, the Faggae Outpost of the Kano State Hisbah Board (Sharia Police) stated on Monday.
Commander of the board’s Special Services, Malam Salisu Umar, said the suspects, including four divorcees with kids and a three-month-old pregnant woman, were apprehended by a special patrol unit around the Sabongari area of the state.
The suspects are females between the ages of 21 and 24 and were apprehended around midnight at beer parlours in Faringida and Abedie Road in Sabongari. We have brought them before a competent Sharia court for prosecution,” he said.
He added that they’ve been arraigned in court after which their case was adjourned till November 14th, 2016. They are currently awaiting trial at the Central Prisons, Kano.
No details were provided by the News Agency of Nigeria as to whether men in the beer parlour or with whom the women romanced were also arrested.