KANO — Officials of the Kano State Hisbah Board have arrested eight women and three men for eating during Ramadan.
The Acting Commandant General of the board, Musa Kibiya, said they were arrested after getting some information from the residents of the two areas at different times in a raid by Hisbah personnel at Tudun Murtala of Nassarawa Local Government and Sharada area of Kano Municipal where they were found eating.
“The residents of the area feed us with information and when we went to Tudun Murtala we found five women and three men eating in a broad daylight.
“At Sharada, we were able to arrest three women.”
Kibiya added that what those people did is against the teaching of Islam, adding that the board will carry out an investigation into the matter to find out those with a genuine reason for not observing the fast.
He added that the board will continue with the raid on other places in the state to fish out those who don’t want to observe the fast.
However, the arrested people denied committing what they were accused of, saying they have their reasons for that.
The girls said that they did not fast because they were menstruating, a circumstance that disallows fast.
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