Sokoto: Hisbah Nabs 55-year-old Man for Allegedly Harbouring Teenage Girls


Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto

The Hisbah Commission Sokoto State, wednesday nabbed a 55-year-old man for allegedly harbouring teenage girls and women in his residence for immoral acts.

Parading the man before journalists in Sokoto wednesday, the Commandant of the Commission, Adamu Bello Kasarawa, said the suspect took advantage of the teenage girls for pecuniary purposes.

He disclosed that the suspect and the girls were arrested at Emir Yahya area of Sokoto metropolis following a tip off by some residents of the area.

The commandant stated that the suspect would be handed over to the appropriate authorities for prosecution.
He also said the teenage girls and women would also be reunited with their respective families.

Kasarawa to this end, appealed to those engaged in using teenage girls for prostitution to refrain from doing so, as any one caught would face the wrath of the law.

“I am appealing to men engaged in such immoral activities to fear God and desist from exploiting teenage girls for their selfish interest, as they will not wish such to happen to their daughters,” he said.

He commended the residents of Emir Yahya area for cooperating with Hisbah which led to the arrest of the suspect.
The commandant called on parents and stakeholders to play their expected roles so as to have a decent Muslim society.

Kasarawa therefore, reaffirmed the commitment of the Hisbah Commission towards combating immorality in the society.