- Sani Nasidi Uba Rimo, a top official at the Kano state Hisbah Board has been relieved of his duties
- The Hisbah commander was laid off after he was allegedly caught with a married woman at a hotel
- Rimo's sack was confirmed by the Hisbah Public Relations Officer, Lawal Fagge, on Tuesday, May 4
A report by Nigerian Tribune indicates that the Kano state Hisbah Board sacked a top official identified as Sani Nasidi Uba Rimo.
According to the report, Rimo was fired after he was found guilty of adultery allegation by a committee that investigated the report.
Lawal Fagge, the Hisbah public relations officer on Tuesday, May 4, confirmed Rimo's sack by the board.
Daily Trust also reports that the Hisbah commander back in February was allegedly found in a questionable manner with the married woman in an hotel room in Sabon Gari area of the state.
It was gathered that Rimo led the campaign against prostitutes and other wayward girls in Kano before the incident.
This made known by Safiyanu Abubakar, the director-general of the commission on Thursday, March 25. Abubakar while inaugurating an 11-man task force committee for the collection of Zakat explained that the move is a deliberate move to help the needy in the state.
The director-general of the commission went on to state that it is compulsory for every individual that is wealthy or organization to donate a percentage of their wealth as Zakat.
In another report, no fewer than 260 crates of alcoholic drinks were seized from hotels and nightclubs by the Hisbah department in Bauchi state as part of its effort to enforce the Sharia Islamic code.
Aminu Balarabe, the permanent commissioner in charge of Hisbah and Sharia implementation, made this known while displaying the commodity in Bauchi on Tuesday, February 2.
Explaining the reason behind the development, the commissioner said the sales and consumption of alcoholic drinks are forbidden according to Sharia law implemented in 2003.