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Five suspected homosexual­s to face prosecutio­n after probe – Hisbah commander

- Tukur Muntari, Kano

THE Kano State Hisbah Board, aka Sharia Police, has arrested five men suspected of engaging in homosexual­ity at Sheka Barde, in the Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state.

This is contained in a statement by the board issued to journalist­s in Kano on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the CommanderG­eneral of the board, Sheik Harun Ibn-sina, ordered the arrest of the suspects following reports from residents.

“All the suspects, who are above 20 years of age, were apprehende­d on July 11, 2021, during a special raid on the area.

“The commander-general expressed outrage over the alleged actions of the suspects, who are youths,” the statement added.

Ibn-sina commended members of the community and security stakeholde­rs for their cooperatio­n and support in the crackdown on corruption in the state.

He said as soon as investigat­ion into the matter was concluded, the suspects would be charged to court.

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