Sale of alcohol, prostitution banned in Borno.

imagesBorno State government has announced a ban on the sale of alcohol and prostitution in the state as part of its efforts to curtail criminality and social vices.

The Commissioner for Justice, Alhaji Kakashehu Lawan, made the announcement while briefing newsmen in Maiduguri, yesterday.
He said that mobile courts would be set up to try violators of the new law.
According to him, “the sale of alcohol is, hereby, banned throughout the state with effect from January 20.
“All brothels and other spots where prostitution, immoral activities, sale and consumption of illicit drugs take place are hereby banned with immediate effect.”
The Commissioner, however, explained that military and paramilitary formations across the state are exempted from the ban.
“Military and paramilitary formations (Mammy Markets) are exempted as provided by the Liquor Business (Prohibition) Law, 2000.
“Those engaged in the activities above, particularly in Galadima, Gamboru, Moduganari, Wulari, Hot Bite, Baga Road, Mairi, London Ciki, Artillery and along Giwa Barracks are hereby warned to take note.”
Lawan called on owners of unregistered chemists and patent medicine stores to register their outfits or be made to face the wrath of the law.
He said: “All unregistered chemists and patent medicine stores are hereby warned to properly get registered within two weeks from today or be forced to close down.
“Government will not tolerate a situation where unregistered or unlicensed persons engage in such business that directly touches on the health of the citizenry.”

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