Police arrest Hisbah commander with married woman in hotel room


A commander of Hisbah, religious police dominant in Kano State, has been arrested after he was allegedly caught with a married woman in one of the inns in the State.

The operatives of the Hisbah Corps are responsible for the enforcement of Sharia.

In most cases, they arrest unmarried people caught in hotels and people breaking Sharia laws and even destroy truckloads of alcoholic drinks.

They’ve been seen on many occasions punishing those who are indecently dressed and young people on haircuts considered as immoral in Islam.

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However, it was reported on Tuesday that a senior official of the religious police was seen in a hotel in Sabon Gari with a married woman

Although his name was not immediately mentioned, he was described only as police chief when the matter came up on popular magazine programme “Inda Ranka”.

He is stated to be in charge of arresting beggars and prostitutes within the State capital.

The arrested commander was taken into custody after the husband of the woman with whom he allegedly had affairs filed complaints.

Kano Hisbah Commander, Muhammed Haruna, while describing the incident as unfortunate, said a two-man committee has been established to investigate the matter, according to report.


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