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Hisbah Arrests 7 Women Over Alleged Theft in Kano

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On Tuesday, the Kano State Hisbah Board, popularly known as the Shari’a Police, reported the arrest of seven women suspected of stealing textiles and other textile products from Kano’s famed textile market, Kantin Kwari.

 

The suspects were apprehended after a constabulary police officer, who was conniving with them to perpetrate the criminal activity was also arrested, Kano Municipal Command of the Hizbah Board said.

 

Commenting on the development, Chairman of the Kantin Kwari Market, Hamisu Nama said the suspects have been terrorising the market for a while, particularly during congestion period.

 

He commended the Hisbah officials for the operation that led to the arrest of the women who confessed to committing the crime while speaking to newsmen.

 

The suspects also confirmed that they usually visit the market from neighbouring states to perpetrate their criminal acts.

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