The Kano State Hisbah Board has fired one of its commandants and is investigating five others for undermining the fight against immorality and social vices in the state.
This was disclosed by the Board’s Commandant-General, Aminu Daurawa, on Tuesday in Kano, the state capital.
Daurawa said the dismissed commandant was found to be involved in an unethical conduct, while the five others are being investigated.
He explained that the dismissed officer usually connived with “bad elements to perpetrate unholy acts in the state”.
He said, “We have dismissed a Deputy Superintendent of Hisbah (DSH) and declared him wanted. Wherever he is found he should be arrested and prosecuted.
“He usually connived with the hotel operators so that their hotels would not be raided by Hisbah in the course of its operations.
“So, when we carried out the raid operation, the hoteliers where such atrocities were carried out became jittery that Hisbah had changed.
“They paid him money not to carry out operations on their hotel. There was one among the hotel operators who asked us what we wanted them to do for us to support us.
“And we told him the government saddled us with the responsibility and so it is responsible for our operations.
“We don’t just carry out raid, but we ensure that people in the community file their complaints and are signed by at least five persons.
“We also carry out surveillance by sending officers to conduct surveillance to ascertain the truth of the information available, then we notify the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the area to get a back-up and liaise with the court.”
Daurawa also denied an allegation that its personnel shaved the hair of a non-indigene with a bottle after raiding a brothel in the state.
The allegation was made by a Facebook user, but Daurawa has dismissed it as the work of mischief-makers.
“The video is totally lie; such incident never happened. We try to follow due process in carrying out our operations.
“Our personnel never cut the hair of any non-indigene lady, let alone use a bottle to do so.
“It is a lie and we have identified the person that shared the video and we will invite him to prove it to us. If he fails to prove to us, then we will take action against him,” Daurawa said.