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18 men jailed for prostitution in Jigawa

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By Toby Prince

A Magistrate Court number one sitting in Dutse, Jigawa, on Wednesday sentenced 18 men who were recently arrested by the state Hisba command to three months in prison for prostitution.

The presiding judge magistrate Sadam Habib sentenced them to three months in prison each or fine option of five thousand naira each.

He said the commercial sex workers pleaded guilty to the charges labelled against them and were consequently convicted and sentenced.

The Jigawa state Hisba command arrested 48 suspected commercial sex workers and confiscated over 37 cartons of alcohol at Gujungu market in Taura local government.

The suspects were arrested on Saturday at a popular Gujungu market in a joint operation conducted in collaboration between the Hisba command and Nigerian Police Force were 48 suspects arrested, 30 were females while 18 were males.

It would be recalled that the state Hisba Commander General Ibrahim Dahiru Garki said the suspects were handed over to the police for investigation after which will be a charge to court for prosecution.

Hisba command is a Sharia law enforcement agency fighting against immoral act within the society.

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