The Kano State Hisbah Board, also called Islamic police has summoned a Kannywood actress, Ummah Shehu, over some allegations she levelled in opposition to the Islamic police on social media.
The commandant of the board, Haruna Sani Ibn Sina, mentioned the actress was summoned to show her declare that the organisation is popping a blind eye to offences dedicated by its officers whereas frowning on commoners.
Shehu had made the allegation on social media in opposition to the Islamic police following the arrest and subsequent arraignment of Sadiya Haruna, her colleague within the trade.
Hisbah had arrested Haruna for “importing sexual contents on her social media handles”.
However in an interview with the BBC, Ibn Sina mentioned Shehu should make clear the allegations she made in opposition to Hisbah.
He mentioned if she fails to submit herself and make clear the gray areas, the board will sue her for slandering.
He mentioned, “We’ve not declared her a wished individual; what we’re saying is that she’ll submit herself to us and make clear the allegations she made in opposition to us for most of the people to know.
“If what she’s mentioned is factual and correct, it calls for additional investigation. But when she fails to persuade us, we are going to sue her for libel.”
Hisbah had lately come beneath intense stress to behave on some photos of the daughter of the Emir of Bichi who bought married to President Muhammadu Buhari’s solely son on the weekend.
A video of the marriage occasion reveals Nigerian singer, Mayorkun singing and among the occasion attendees recognizing Afro, Mohawk or any of the hairstyles Kano State Hisbah has labelled as “unIslamic” and an insult to Islam.
Additionally, secular songs Hisbah has vehemently frowned upon had been performed on the occasion, with younger northern women and men dancing to them.
All these have attracted punishments from Kano Hisbah, in circumstances the place poor Nigerians had been concerned.
Noting the hypocrisy exhibited by the Islamic police, which had been nowhere to be discovered through the marriage ceremony, human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore had mentioned, “Yusuf Buhari’s marriage ceremony and the Kano Hisbah that shaves the top of poor folks however was nowhere to be discovered across the extremely secular Muhammadu Buhari son’s marriage ceremony: One nation, two legal guidelines -One is relevant to the poor and the opposite is relevant to wealthy and extremely linked. Who says poverty will not be a CRIME? #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustGo.”
Mockingly, Hisbah has been infamous for shaving the heads of poor northerners with Afro, Mohawk and different hairstyles termed as “unIslamic” by the bias Islamic police.
Equally, in February, a barber from Benue State, Elijah Ode, was arrested by Kano Hisbah within the Sabongari space of the state for giving his clients haircuts mentioned to have offended the Islamic religion.
Two of Ode’s clients had been additionally tortured for having such “offensive” haircuts.
The spiritual police power reportedly arraigned Ode and had him remanded.
Just lately, after it was knocked by the general public for being silent on the pictures of the bridal bathe of Buhari’s daughter-in-law, Hisbah responded by prohibiting the sharing of the bridal bathe pictures.
SaharaReporters had reported that some Nigerians highlighted Zahra’s robe, a part of which is produced from a clear materials, whereas others identified that she didn’t have her hair coated as is normally achieved by Muslim girls.
The Islamic police described sharing of the images on-line by Muslims as a sin.
In the meantime, the Islamic police have since banned trendy haircuts, sagging of trousers and enjoying of music at social occasions by disk jockeys.
Hisbah additionally banned industrial bikes and tricycle riders from carrying two girls at a time.
Of latest, the Kano State Hisbah Board banned the usage of mannequins to show garments by tailors, supermarkets and boutique homeowners within the state.
Sani Ibn Sina, had mentioned the usage of mannequins by tailors, boutique homeowners and others contravenes the supply of Islamic injunctions.
He added that the company would educate offenders on how Islam frowns on the usage of mannequins and ship its officers to apprehend and prosecute them.
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