Sokoto Disband State Hisbah Commission

Aftermath of the seizure of equipment of the DJ who was hired to perform during the wedding ceremony of Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal’s daughter last weekend, the government of the state has disbanded the Hisbah Commission.
Sokoto State Commissioner for Religious Affairs, Alhaji Mani Katami made this known on Sunday, saying the commission was sent packing due to crisis within its rank.
The commission had pounced on the DJ and seized his equipment after the wedding ceremony on what it termed acts against the law of Sharia in the state.
The Hisbah Commissioner had promised to destroy the equipment while the DJ was said to be on the run.
Katami said that the decision to disband the commission was taken on Saturday during a meeting with the leadership of three factions in the commission and the officials of Ministries of Religious Affairs and Justice.
“This action was taken as the three groups had failed to harmonise themselves into one group, for efficient and united operations.
“The state government had given them a grace of over one year to do so, but the groups had failed to harmonise, this is contrary to the Act establishing the commission.
“This had allowed unnecessary bickering, unilateral operations, while myriad of complaints were received from members of the public about alleged overzealousness and high handedness of its operatives.”
Katami directed the Chairman of the commission, Dr Adamu Kasarawa, to immediately hand over all documents and property of the commission to his office.
The commissioner said that the state government would soon constitute a proper and harmonised leadership of the commission.
Reacting, Kasarawa denied the allegations of wrong doing by the over 9,000 strong operatives of the commission.
“This action by the state government is very unfortunate, but I will hand over all items and documents with me as directed, because I am a law abiding citizen.
“It is not also true that we have been operating unilaterally, but some officials were not happy with some of our most recent operations.”

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