Kano State Hisbah Board said it destroyed 25 trucks of beer and apprehended 2,260 suspected criminals from January to December 2022.
Commander-General of the Board, Dr Harun Ibn-Sina, disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the board’s headquarters on Thursday in Kano.
According to him, the trucks contained thousands of bottles of assorted beer, adding that more bottles will be destroyed by the board before January.
He further stated that most of those arrested for criminal offences were handed over to security agencies for necessary action, while the underaged were reunited with their families.
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“In the year under review, in order to reduce street begging within the metropolis, about 1,269 beggars were evacuated within one month, and 386 were repatriated to their states. Kano State Hisbah Board has also succeeded in dispersing 86 immoral gatherings and other similar offences to curtail social vices across the state,” he said.
Ibn-Sina said about 822 disputes were resolved amicably, while some were still ongoing in various law courts due to their complex nature.
He added that 15 couples were married at Hisbah, while 22 persons converted to Islam during Da’awah in various parts of the state.
He noted that the state government recruited 5,700 Hisbah marshalls, 3,100 Hisbah corps members, and renovated buildings in the Hisbah headquarters and its local government offices.
The commander-general said a new shari’a court has also been established at the board headquarters, while the Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, approved the elevation of Hisbah Mosque to a Juma’at mosque.
He advised parents to be more vigilant and report any suspecious person to relevant authorities, adding that the agency would not relent in its efforts to sanitize the state from all forms of vices.