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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Kano State Religious Police Arrests Food Sellers to Enforce Ramadan

As the Ramadan fast continues all over the world in commemoration of the Holy month of Ramadan, reports say the Kano State Hisbah Board-the religious police- Wednesday intensified efforts at arresting food sellers who sell during the day as well as any Muslim who deliberately refuse to observe the Ramadan Fasting.

It would be recalled that the Hisbah Board had sometime in May this year, said it arrested 22 beggars for violating the State Anti-begging Law in Kano metropolis.

The Public Relations Officer of the Board, Malam Mohammed Yusuf, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Kano. He said out of the 22 beggars, 11 were females while the remaining 11 were children who engaged in begging in hotels and brothels along Katsina road.

According to him, the board has screened those arrested and released the first timers among them on bail.

He added that all those found to be habitual beggars were referred to the board’s legal department for further legal action. The spokesman also said that the board had received 277 different cases out of which over 150 were on marital matters.

Culled from Newsverge

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