Kano’s Sharia police admitted that one of its commander was arrested by the Nigeria Police over alleged adultery.
But the Islamic police, officially known as the Kano Hibah Board, failed to identify the official who was allegedly caught in a hotel with another man’s wife.
That official, whom Hisbah put in charge of arresting beggars and prostitutes, has now been identified.
His name, according to Sahara Reporters, is Sani Rimo.
Rimo was arrested in a hotel in the Sabon Gari area of Kano, the media reported on Tuesday.
He was taken into custody after the husband of the woman with whom he allegedly had an affair filed complaints.
Hisbah officers regularly arrest unmarried people caught in hotels, presumably for sexual activities, as part of their enforcement of the Islamic Sharia.
They are also notorious for destroying truckloads of alcoholic drinks. They even recently arrested a police officer for buying beer.
Hisbah also arrested and dragged a Nigerian student-barber to court for giving his customers haircuts that “insults Islam”.
Established to enforce Sharia, Hisbah has banned stylish haircuts, sagging of trousers, playing of music at social events by disk jockeys and seized tricycles from riders for adorning them with pictures considered to be obscene and against the tenents of Islam in some states.
Hisbah also banned commercial motorcycle and tricycle riders from carrying two women at a time.
This was in addition to other unusual directives reeled out by the Islamic police.