The Kano State Hisbah Board has confiscated no fewer than 8,600 bottles of beer loaded in a van that came from Kaduna to the state
The board’s officer in charge of intoxicants, Idris Ibrahim, disclosed this to journalists on Saturday,
Ibrahim said the alcoholic drinks were seized last Thursday at Kwanar Dangora village along Kano-Kaduna Expressway.
He added that operatives of the command had been tracking the vehicle from Kaduna until it came into Kano territory.
“We stopped the vehicle at Kwanar Dangora village and the driver attempted to escape but our operatives apprehended him.
“You know it is illegal to sell and drink beer in Kano State. So, we are going to take the driver to court after taking his statement,” Ibrahim said.
He added that the Hisbah team in charge of intoxicants at the board are waiting for further instructions from the Hisbah management.
Meanwhile, the board’s command also arrested 15 young women during operations in different parts of Kano City.
It was learnt that the arrest of the women who were accused of engaging in prostitution, took place in Hotoro Tishama, Bakin River Verd Sabon Gari, Miyangu Road, Hadejia Road and old Zoo Road motor parks.
The board’s Deputy Commander-General, Dr. Mujahid Aminuddeen, who confirmed the arrest, said some of the suspected prostitutes had been arrested several times and charged to court, but still engaged in the illegal business.
“It is unfortunate that some of these women leave their states and countries and come to Kano where they engage in prostitution and other objectionable behaviour.