Home Metro Govt Arrests 94 Street-Beggars In Kano

Govt Arrests 94 Street-Beggars In Kano

SHARE

The Kano State government has said it arrested no fewer than 94 beggars in Kano metropolis for allegedly violating the law banning street begging in the state.

This was made known to journalists on Saturday by Dahiru Nuhu, the officer in charge of Anti-Begging Unit of the state’s Hisbah Board.

DAILY POST reports that Hisbah is an Islamic doctrine which refers to the duty of the government to intervene and coercively to keep the society in order according to sharia legal system.

Nuhu, who revealed that 24 of the street-beggars were children, while 70 were adults, said: “the suspects were arrested during different raids in the metropolis.

“The arrests were carried out in January in areas around motor parks and restaurants but first time offenders were warned and released.”

Nuhu urged people to shun begging but instead, use their hands to better their livelihood.

The violation of the law banning street begging in Kano attracts a minimum of three months jail term if convicted.

Subscribe to TN Daily!

Follow us on twitter @topnaija.

Copyright 2017 TopNaija.ng. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.topnaija.ng as the source.
SHARE
Previous articleUniversity Of Ibadan Retains Number One Position In Nigeria [See Full List]
Next articlePremier League Table: Manchester United Cut Man City’s Lead At The Top
Loading...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.