The Kano State Hisbah Board has denied inviting the parents of the newly crowned Miss Nigeria, Shatu Garko, for questioning.
Naija News had reported that the Hisbah Commander, Sheik Ibn Sina, had claimed the parents of the beauty queen will be invited to come and explain their daughter’s participation in the beauty pageant.
Sina disclosed that it is a sin and forbidden for anyone to contest in any beauty pageant under Islam.
He had said: “We (Hisbah) have confirmed that Shatu Garko is a Muslim from Kano state and her parents come from Garko Local government area. Kano is a sharia state and this is why we would not allow the matter to pass.
“We will invite the parents to talk to them about the actions of their daughter and the fact that what she did is illegal in Islam in case they don’t know so that she would not continue in that path and also stop other girls from copying her.”
But in an interview with newsmen in Kano on Wednesday, the Director-General of the Hisbah Board, Dr Aliyu Musa Kibiya, denied reports inviting Shatu and her parents.
He stated that the Hisbah commander was quoted of context and never said that the parents were never summoned.
Kibiya asserted that the Shariah police only frowns at the immoral acts of nudity and revealing the forbidden parts of the body of a woman.
“We never at any time issued any instruction inviting her or her parents for questioning.
“It was deliberate fake news. Hisbah only preached against the immoral acts of nudity and revealing the forbidden parts of the body of a woman which is sinful,” he said.
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