Kano State Hisbah Board says it has arrested 19 women over alleged involvement in “immoral acts” in Kano metropolis.

The commandant Haruna Ibn-Sina confirmed the arrest in a statement signed by the board’s spokesman Lawal Ibrahim on Wednesday.

He said the suspects were apprehended on January 19 at about 9:00p.m in Nassarawa Park and Green Restaurant while consuming intoxicants along the Ahmadu Bello Way.

He said the arrest was based on directives given by the state government on a fresh ban on the activities of viewing and event centres across the state due to spread of COVID-19 cases.

“All the 19 suspects are female and aged above 20 years.

“18 of the suspects are first-time offenders, while the remaining one had once been arrested,” he said.

Ibn-Sina advised parents to stop buying ‘big’ phones for their wards, but train them to be responsible.

According to the statement, those that were first offenders have been handed over to their families with warnings, while the remaining one will be thoroughly advised.