Immigration arrests 43 prostitutes in Kano

THE Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Kano State command, has arrested 43 prostitutes, some of who were alleged to be aliens, at a hotel in the state capital.

When speaking with pressmen in his office, NIS Comptroller in the Kano State, Mr David Paradang, said 14 out of those arrested were aliens from Sudan , Chad, Niger, Cameroon, while the rest were from Maiduguri, Kaduna, Kano and other neighbouring states.

Paradang stated that the arrest followed a letter written by a citizen to the office that there were some aliens running a commercial sex business in Sabo/ Gari in the state.

The command, after receiving the letter, did an investigation and when it was discovered to be true, sent some officials to raid the affected hotel where they were arrested.

He added that most of the prostitutes arrested were women, noting that the command could not prosecute those who were not of Nigerians because the law did not permit them to engage in prostitution.

In his words, “the command can only deport those aliens who do not possess the necessary papers that authorised them to stay in the country, while the Nigerians among them cannot be charged for any offence.”

He, however, added that those of Kano origin were followed to their respective local government areas and after ascertaining that they were from there, they will be handed over to their parents.

He said, “we can not hand them over to law enforcement agents to be charged for prostitution; the law does not permit the command. All we can do is to counsel and educate them on the need to go for a decent job.”

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