11 Kano Residents Arrested By Hisbah For Eating Food During Ramadan Fast

11 Kano Residents Arrested By Hisbah For Eating Food During Ramadan Fast

by Victor Ndubuisi

Eleven Muslims have been arrested by Islamic police in Kano, also called Hisbah, for breaking the Ramadan fast by eating during the day.

Sharia law is followed in Kano, a city with a large Muslim population, in addition to secular laws.

The arrests took place as part of Hisbah’s regular Ramadan enforcement activities, which included market and restaurant inspections.

Hisbah’s spokesperson, Lawal Fagge, revealed that ten men and one lady were among the detained detainees.

Kano Hisbah Arrests 11 For Eating At Daytime During Ramadan


He made it clear that non-Muslims are not subject to these kinds of enforcement actions. On the other hand, non-Muslims may face legal action if they are discovered selling food to Muslims while they are fasting.

Fagge told the BBC, “We got 11 persons on Tuesday, including a lady selling groundnuts who was seen eating from her wares, and some persons alerted us.

“The other 10 were men and were arrested across the city especially close to markets where a lot of activities happen.

“We don’t arrest non-Muslims because this doesn’t concern them, and the only time they could be guilty of a crime is when we find out they cook food to sell to Muslims that are supposed to be fasting,” he added.


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