We only arrest poor people because Islam frowns at public criticism of leaders: – Kano Hisbah.

The Kano State Hisbah Board has explained that its mode of arrest differs between the poor and the rich because the tenet of Islam forbids criticising leaders in public.

Kano Hisbah has been under criticism for how it prosecutes the poor, its controversial orders such as the ban on the use of mannequins for the display of clothes, stylish haircut, destruction of alcoholic beverages, among others.

Speaking with Freedom Radio, the Director-General of the Board, Aliyu Musa Kibiya, argued that although the Islamic police must ensure uprightness, there were different approaches when treating misconducts based on a person’s social status.

Mr Kibiya argued that Islamic law allows for preferential treatment for the rich and influential leaders and frowns at public criticism against them.

When contacted, another leader of the Sharia police, Haruan Ibn Sina, contrary to Mr Kibiya’s statement, said Hisbah also arrests the rich…
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