The Kano State Hisbah Board has intercepted a van loaded with 8,600 bottles of beer.
The board’s officer in charge of intoxicants, Idris Ibrahim, who disclosed this to journalists on Saturday, February 10, 2024, said that the van came from Kaduna to Kano.
Ibrahim said the alcoholic drinks were seized last Thursday at Kwanar Dangora village along the Kano-Kaduna Expressway.
According to Ibrahim, 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,” he said.
“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.”
He added that the Hisbah team in charge of intoxicants at the board are waiting for further instructions from the Hisbah management.
The board also arrested 15 young women for allegedly engaging in prostitution 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,” he said.
“They roam the streets of Kano and do all sorts of things. We are calling on members of the public to continue to report such activities so that we can sanitise the state.
“However, some of these girls also need prayers because when you talk with them, you understand that they find themselves in this situation because of hardship,” Aminuddeen said.
According to him, a lot of the girls have engaged in drug abuse which has changed their appearance and affected their mental stability.
“We have to call on parents to pray for their children to be protected from the evils of drug abuse, which leads to other social vices,” he concluded.