The Kano State police command has arrested a senior official of the state’s Hisbah board, after he was allegedly caught with a married woman in a hotel.
According to SaharaReporters, Freedom Radio Kano, said the official was arrested in the Sabon Gari area of Kano, the state capital.
The publication said though the name of the official was not revealed, he was described only as “police chief” when the matter featured on the radio station’s popular magazine programme, ‘Inda Ranka’.
The arrested commander is said to be in charge of arresting beggars and prostitutes in Kano metropolis.
He was reportedly taken into custody after the husband of the woman with whom he allegedly had an affair raised the alarm.
It also quoted the radio station as saying that Kano Hisbah commander, Muhammed Haruna, has set up a two-man committee to investigate the matter.
Hisbah officers regularly arrest unmarried people caught in hotels, as part of their enforcement of the Sharia.
Established to enforce Sharia, Hisbah recently banned stylish haircuts, sagging of trousers, playing of music at social events by disk jockeys.
They also seize tricycles adorned with pictures considered to be obscene and against the tenents of Islam from riders.
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