February 28, 2024

The Kano State Hisbah Board has seized 8,600 bottles of beer loaded in a van that came to the state from Kaduna.

The board’s officer in charge of intoxicants, Idris Ibrahim, who revealed this to newsmen over the weekend, said the alcoholic drinks were seized last Thursday at Kwanar Dangora village, along Kano-Kaduna expressway.

According to him, operatives of the command had been tracking the vehicle from Kaduna until it came into Kano territory.

“We stopped the vehicle at Kwanar Dangora village and the driver attempted to escape but our operatives apprehended him.

“You know it is illegal to sell and drink beer in Kano State. So, we are going to take the driver to court after taking his statement,” he said.

Ibrahim further said that the Hisbah team in charge of intoxicants at the board was waiting for further instructions from the Hisbah management.

It also arrested 15 young women for prostitution during operations in different parts of Kano City.

The arrest of the women, who were accused of engaging in prostitution, took place in Hotoro Tishama, Bakin River Verd Sabon Gari, Miyangu Road, Hadejia Road and old Zoo Road motor parks.

The board’s Deputy Commander-General, Dr. Mujahid Aminuddeen, who confirmed the arrest, said some of the suspected prostitutes had been arrested several times and charged to court, but still engaged in the illegal business.

“It is unfortunate that some of these women leave their states and countries and come to Kano where they engage in prostitution and other objectionable behaviour.

“They roam the streets of Kano and do all sorts of things. We are calling on members of the public to continue to report such activities so that we can sanitize the state,” he added.

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