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34 Women Jailed for Prostitution in Kano

Kano — Thirty four commercial sex workers and 11 men have been sentenced to six weeks imprisonment by a Magistrate’s Court in Kano for prostitution and inciting disturbance.

The accused persons were arrested by officials of the Kano State Hisbah Board, following a letter of complaints from the state Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice.

According to the charge sheet, the accused persons were arrested on February 19th at a hotel around 2pm, committing an act which is contrary to Section 143 (C) of the Kano State Criminal Procedure Code 1991.

All the accused persons pleaded guilty to three-count charges of criminal conspiracy, inciting distur-bance and prostitution.

Police prosecutor, Ins-pector Anthony Edward, said the offenses are contrary to Sections 97, and 5 of the Penal Code Law.

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