Police have reportedly arrested a senior official with Kano Hisbah after he was allegedly caught with a married woman in a hotel in Kano.
The Hisbah Corps is a religious police force created in northern state, Kano and it is responsible for the enforcement of Sharia.
These Hisbah officers regularly arrest unmarried people caught in hotels and people breaking Sharia laws. They also punish those who are indecently dressed, have haircuts considered immoral in Islam, and they are known to destroy crates of alcohol.
According to SaharaReporters, the arrest of the senior official of Hisbah seen in a hotel with a married woman came as a surprise.
The incident was announced on Freedom Radio Kano on Tuesday, February 16 where it was reported that the official was arrested in Sabon Gari area of the city.
As at the time of reportage, the name of the senior Hisbah official is yet to be disclosed but he was described only as police chief when the matter came up 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 affairs filed complaints.
Speaking on the development, Muhammad Haruna, the Kano Hisbah Commander described the incident as unfortunate.
Haruna said a two-man committee has been established to investigate the matter.