The Hisbah Commission in Kano State has arrested 42 male and female students of Bayero University for staying in the same room with students of the opposite sex.
The students were arrested in the off-campus hostels of the Bayero University specifically in the Danbare area of the Kano metropolis.
We understand that the suspects, boys and girls, were arrested on Wednesday in the same room and taken to a nearby commission office.
A local resident explained that the action of the Hisbah operatives caused panic among some students who even spent the night thinking of what might come next.
This is not the case with Hisbah entering the area to arrest suspects in connection with the scandal where some see the commission as using the opportunity to harass those in conflict with them.
According to the source, the Islamic police said that any male and female students found together in a room will be fined N20,000 each.
“They told us any guy and girl found together in a room will henceforth be fined N20, 000 each. Warning us to stay away from all immoral acts,” a student said.
When contacted, Kumbotso Local Government Area Hisbah Commander, Gwani Murtala, said the suspects were sent to the commission’s headquarters for further investigation.
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