Officer Sani Rimo Identified As The Hisbah Commander Who Was Caught In Hotel With Married Woman

Officer Sani Rimo has been identified as the Hisbah official who was caught with a married woman in a downtown Kano hotel, SaharaReporters reports.

A popular radio station in the city broke the news on Tuesday saying Rimo was arrest in the Sabon Gari area of the city.

Rimo was described as a ruthless commander who was said to be in charge of arresting beggars and prostitutes in the Kano metro area.

He was taken into custody after the husband of the woman with whom he was allegedly having an affair filed complaints with the Hisbah Board.



Sani Rimo

Hisbah officials regularly arrest unmarried people caught in hotels, presumably for sexual activities, as part of their enforcement of strict Islamic laws.

They are also notorious for destroying truckloads of beer and other alcoholic drinks.

Established by the Kano state government in 2003 with the mandate of enforcing Islamic laws within the state, Hisbah recently banned stylish haircuts, sagging of trousers, playing of music at social events by disk jockeys, and seized tricycles from riders for adorning them with pictures considered to be obscene and against the tenents of Islam in some states.

Hisbah also banned commercial motorcycle and tricycle riders from carrying two women at a time.

This was in addition to other unusual directives reeled out by the Islamic police.


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