On Saturday, the Kano State Hisbah Board on Saturday arrested 32 beggars in the state for allegedly violating the law which restricted street begging in the state.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Kano State Hisbah board, Malam Lawan Ibrahim, revealed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano state.
Malam Ibrahim said that the arrests were done around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday on Ajasa Road, Lodge Road, Kantin Kwari Market, and Sabon Gari.
Also, he said that those who were apprehended comprised of 16 adults and 16 male children. he also added that they were arrested during different raids in the city.
According to Ibrahim, the board will continue to arrest beggars who refuse to obey the law which restricts street begging and will continue to make sure that Kano state becomes totally free from begging in the nearest future.
“Those arrested will be screened and first-time offenders among them will be granted bail and handed over to their relatives while others will be charged to court,“ he said.