31 May 2012

Nigeria: Kebbi Hisbah Prosecutes 231 for Anti-Social Vices

The Islamic Hisbah Committee in Kebbi says it has, in the last four months, prosecuted 231 persons for idleness, selling and distributing phonographic materials.

The Secretary of the Committee, Mamuda Geza, who made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi yesterday, said four persons among the lot, faced prosecution for abandoning newly born babies.

He said those who were also arraigned within the period under review included an un-disclosed number of persons allegedly consuming illegal drugs, while 30 were prosecuted and fined for consuming cannabis.

In a further breakdown, Geza said 164 persons were prosecuted for selling and distributing pornographic films, while other persons who were caught idling away were flogged and fined. "The Hisbah committee has worked closely with security agencies and social welfare departments in the state and has recorded success in the reduction of anti-social activities and waywardness," he said.


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