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Kano Hisbah arrests 648 for street begging

…416 female, 232 male involved.

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested 648 suspected beggars in Kano metropolis for allegedly violating the law banning street begging, from February till date.

The Board’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Lawan Ibrahim, said that the suspects were arrested at the Bata Area of Murtala Muhmamed Way, Nasarawa Hospital, Railway Station and Yahuza Suya Junction in the city.

He said those arrested are 416 females and 232 males. Ibrahim said the board will continue to arrest beggars, who refuse to abide by the law.

“We will make Kano streets beggar-free. Those arrested have been screened and those, who were first time offenders, will be handed over to their relatives. Those, who are not first time offenders, would be charged to court,” he said.

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