Bauchi State Shariah Police, popularly Known as Hisbah, has confiscated 260 crates of alcoholic drinks from hotels and nightclubs as part of its effort to enforce Sharia Islamic code in the state.
The permanent commissioner in charge of Hisbah and Sharia implementation, Aminu Balarabe, made this known while displaying the commodity in Bauchi on Tuesday.
According to him, 216 crates were confiscated in Misau Local Government Area and 44 in Bauchi Club and some beer parlours located in Dass Park in Bauchi metropolis.
”We will continue to beam our searchlight to unravel perpetrators of such misdemeanors,” he said.
He said the department would soon seek a court order to destroy the items as the subsisting Sharia law which was implemented in 2003 prohibits sales and consumption of alcoholic drinks.
Mr Balarabe, who displayed the confiscated drinks at the premises of the state Sharia commission, said no fewer than six operators of beer parlours were arrested during the patrol and they would soon be prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others.
”The only places where sales and consumption of alcoholic drinks are allowed are military and police barracks, national parks. We are fully committed to implementing our mandate,” he said (NAN).
KanyiDaily had also reported how Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje orderded Hisbah police to destroy 1,975,000 bottles of beer, worth over N200 million, confiscated within Kano metropolis.
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