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Police arrest Hisbah commander with married woman in Kano hotel

A senior commander with Kano Hisbah has been arrested in a downtown hotel in the city with a married woman, Freedom Radio Kano reported on Tuesday.

The official was arrest in the Sabon Gari area of the city. His name was not immediately mentioned, but he was described only as Commander 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 the 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 was established by the Kano state government in 2003 with the mandate of enforcing Islamic laws within the state.

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