The Kano State Hisbah Board on Wednesday said it had arrested 12 youths allegedly involved in immoral acts in the city.
Malam Umar Yahaya, the board’s Public Relations Officer, said in Kano that the suspects were apprehended on Monday evening at Maidile, behind Shagari Quarters in Kumbotso Local Government area during a special patrol.
He said that a report was received from the community that six girls live in a rented apartment in the area and men visit them at night adding the community suspected the apartment was being used as a brothel.
He said among the suspects were young men and women between the ages of 18 and 22.
“Our men went there around 9:30 p.m. on Monday evening and arrested 12 suspects at the apartment ,”Yahaya said.
He, however, added that they would be properly screened and taken to court for appropriate prosecution.
Yahaya noted that most of the suspects were from different states which include Borno, Niger and Taraba and called on parents to ensure proper upbringing of their children, to enable them grow up as responsible citizens.
He also advised youths in the state to shun all forms of immorality, be God fearing and strive to live a worthy life.