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Police arrest Kano Hisbah commander with married woman in downtown hotel

Valentine Chinyem

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A senior official with the Kano State Hisbah Board has been arrested by the state police command, after he was allegedly caught with a married woman in a hotel.

In a broadcast on Tuesday, Freedom Radio Kano, said the official was arrested in the Sabon Gari area of the city. His name was not immediately mentioned, but he was described only as police chief when the matter featured on Freedom FM’s popular magazine programme “Inda Ranka”.

The arrested commander is said to be in charge of arresting beggars and prostitutes in Kano metro area. He was taken into custody after the husband of the woman with whom he allegedly had an affair filed complaints.

While describing the incident as unfortunate, the Kano Hisbah Commander, Muhammed Haruna, said a two-man committee had been set up to investigate the matter.

Hisbah officers regularly arrest unmarried people caught in hotels, presumably for sexual activities, as part of their enforcement of the Sharia.

The Hisbah Board is in charge of enforcing strict obedience to the Sharia Law.