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Mannequins are sex dummies, behead them before displaying your wares – Kano Hisbah Police to fashion designers



The Kano State Hisbah Board has insisted that mannequins used by tailors’ and boutiques to showcase their wares, will remain banned in the state.

The announcement was made by the Commander-General of the board, Harun Ibn Sina.

He said the use of mannequins contravenes the provision of Islamic injunctions.

However, mannequins displayed without their heads, will be exempted from the list

The exception was approved after a meeting with the Kano state chapter of the National Association of Tailors.

“The Kano State Hisbah Board, in accordance with the Act that established it in 2001 (as amended in 2003), has banned the use of any mannequin that resembles human body, male or female,” the statement read.

“However, tailors can use mannequins without heads on them, that one is allowed. This is part of the major issues we discussed with the tailors during our meeting with them,” the statement added.

The religious police also warned that it would start raiding the shops of defaulters, describing the use of the mannequins for advert purposes as idolatry.

Recall that in June 2021, Hisbah board had announced a ban on the use of mannequins to display clothes by tailors, supermarkets and boutique owners in the state, noting that it violates Islamic provisions and was responsible for immoral thoughts among some members of the public.