April 13, 2024

Yobe nabs 36 for drinking alcohol

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Yobe nabs 36 for drinking alcohol

The Yobe State Ministry of Religious Affairs and Ethical Reorientation has arrested 36 youths comprising 17 females and 19 males for prostitution and drinking of alcohol. The ministry also confiscated 50 cartons of alcohol.

The Commissioner, Yusuf Umar Potiskum, who said this while parading the suspects at the weekend in Damaturu, added that the violators of the state’s Sharia were arrested in Ajayi Lodge, Maina Lodge, Zango area and Gidan Alhaji Sala; all in Damaturu.

The Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Yusuf Hassan Yusuf, who represented the commissioner, said the ministry embarked on a patrol with NDLEA, civil defence, police, vigilantes and Hisbah.

While noting that three of the female suspects were HIV positive, he said they would be reoriented and reunited with their families, adding that some of them would receive capital to start businesses to become self-reliant.

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