A senior official with Kano Hisbah has been arrested in the northern commercial hub after being caught with a married woman in a hotel.
Freedom Radio Kano reported on Tuesday that the official was arrested in Sabon Gari area of the city. His name was not immediately mentioned, but he was described only as police chief when the matter featured 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.
Kano Hisbah Commander Muhammed Haruna, while describing the incident as unfortunate, said a two-man committee has been established to investigate the matter, Freedom Radio said.
Hisbah officers regularly arrest unmarried people caught in the hotel, presumably for sexual activities, as part of their enforcement of the Sharia.
The unidentified commander is said to be in charge of arresting beggars and prostitutes in Kano metro area. Also is the destruction of trucks of beer and alcoholic drinks meant for drinking bars in Sabon Gari area.