Kano Hisbah Arrests Beer Dealer, Children, Workers, Destroy Goods, Cart Others Away

Spread the love

The Kano State Hisbah Board has detained a beer dealer in the state, Sylvanus Mbah of Silver Tavern, alongside his children and workers.

 

A source told Newsmen that a northerner, who is a Muslim had bought the plot where Silver Tavern is located but because Mbah’s rent is still valid till February, the landlord allegedly resorted to using the Islamic police to force Mbah, a southern Christian out of the house.

He said: “They came to Igbo Road, by Yoruba Road to one Sylvanus Mbah’s shop, Silver Tavern, and took everything in his store. They arrested him; they even beat up his children. They took all the beer and other alcoholic drinks in his shop away. They destroyed some. They arrested his children – two children and his workers. They locked the man up; till now, he’s in the custody of Hisbah.”

The source told Newsmen that the chairman of the association of beer dealers and its executives in the state had tried to bail the man to no avail.

He said it was common for beer dealers to be harassed by members of the Islamic police corps for no reason.

“That’s how it happens here. The House of Assembly should proffer a lasting solution to this. We are all Nigerians and we pay taxes and we are also part of those who generate revenue for Nigerian government.

“The Nigerian constitution says we are free to live anywhere in the country but here, it’s a different ball game.”

The destruction of bottles of beer and other alcoholic beverages is indeed common in Kano and some other northern states.

For instance, in November 2020, about 1,975 bottles of beer estimated at N200 million were confiscated and destroyed by the security outfit.

The incident took place in the metropolis of the state, following a court order, it was learnt.

Speaking during the destruction exercise at Kalebawa in the Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said the consumption of alcohol and all intoxicants that could distort the mental capability of a person is forbidden in Islam.


Click to Join Our Facebook Group


Call Bridget Edokwe Esq on 08060798767 or send your email to ngbarrister@gmail.com


Alexander Payne: Get these Law books to aid your practice.

The Reports contain valuable and uncommon locus classicus for Legal research, opinion, and advocacy. Grab your copy now!!! Call 07044444999 or 08181999888. Visit our website: www.alexandernigeria.com/

CLICK HERE TO BUY NIGERIAN CURRENT BEST-SELLER ON LAW AND PRACTICE OF COURT MARTIAL IN NIGERIA

Steps To Subscribe To the Court of Appeal Reports Nigeria


Win your Court cases today, Get Affordable Supreme Court Law Reports >> CLICK HERE


BESTSELLER: Get A-Z of contemporary laws of ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE in Nigeria By Alaba Omolaye-Ajileye. To ORDER, sms or call : +2347063666998, +2348159307051 or email jurispublicationseries@gmail.com

%d bloggers like this: