The Kano State Hisba Board has reacted to the arrest of its commander, Sani Rimo, with a married woman inside a hotel in the state.
Naija News reports that men of the state Police Command caught the Shariah police official with the married woman in Downtown Hotel in Sabon Gari area of Kano metropolis on Monday night.
Rimo, the officer in Charge, Anti-begging, was arrested when the husband of the woman he was allegedly having an affair with filed complaints.
However, according to the Board’s Public Relations Officer, Lawal Ibrahim, the agency has set up a five-man committee to investigate the allegation leveled against Rimo.
Ibrahim noted that the committee had been given three days within which to submit its report to the board for necessary action.
He said after the investigation, the board would take necessary disciplinary action against the officer.
“But if the outcome of the investigation or the recommendations are beyond the power of the board, it will forward same to the appropriate authority for necessary action,” he told The PUNCH.
The Shariah police are known for arresting unmarried people caught in hotels, presumably for sexual activities, as part of their enforcement of the Sharia.
They are also notorious for destroying truckloads of alcoholic drinks.
Established to enforce Sharia, Hisbah recently banned stylish haircuts, sagging of trousers, playing of music at social events by disk jockeys and seized tricycles from riders for adorning them with pictures considered to be obscene and against the tenents of Islam in some states.
Hisbah also banned commercial motorcycle and tricycle riders from carrying two women at a time.