No fewer than 52 commercial tricycle operators have been arrested for allegedly wearing “immoral haircuts”, selling illegal drugs and substances, as well as mixing opposite genders in their tricycles in Kano city.
According to the Kano State Hisbah Board, the tricycle riders were nabbed from different parts of Kano city.
The Hisbah command had recently launched an exercise tagged “Operation Kau da Badala”, (Operation Fight against immorality) to rid the state of prostitution, drug abuse, selling and consumption of alcohol, among others.
The Deputy Commander-General of Hisbah, Mujahid Aminuddeen, revealed this on Friday, and urged them to be good ambassadors of Islam and Kano State by shunning social vices.
“We want to use this opportunity to appeal to you to avoid such acts and avoid acts capable of tarnishing the image of our religion and culture of Kano people, ” he said.
He added that among the alleged offences of the tricyclists include “immoral haircuts, riding around wearing only shorts, using objectionable posters on their vehicles, mixing unrelated men and women, selling illegal drugs, and conveying women to places where they engage in immoral acts.
“As Muslims, we would not accept this behaviour and activities of the tricycle riders. That is why we brought you here to admonish you on the negative implications of these acts on our religion and culture as people of Kano.”