The Kano State Hisbah Board said it has arrested 22 beggars for violating the state Anti-begging Law.
The Public Relations Officer of the board, Malam Mohammed Yusuf, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Thursday.
“Our men were able to again arrest 22 street beggars who are violating the law banning street begging in Kano metropolis,” Yusuf said.
He said out of the 22 beggars, 11 were females while the other 11 were children who engaged in begging in hotels and brothels along Katsina road.
According to him, the board has screened those arrested and released the first timers among them on bail.
He added that all those found to be habitual beggars were referred to the board’s legal department for further legal action.
The spokesman also said the board had received 277 different cases out of which over 150 were on marital matters.