A total of 52 operators of commercial tricycles, commonly known as Yan Adaidaita Sahu, have been apprehended by the Kano State Hisbah Board on charges of engaging in immoral behavior, including unconventional haircuts, selling illicit drugs, and associating with females inside their vehicles.
The Deputy Commander-General of Hisbah, Sheikh Mujahid Aminuddeen, disclosed this information while addressing the apprehended tricycle riders on Friday. The arrests were carried out by Hisbah operatives in various locations across the Kano metropolis.
The Hisbah command recently launched an initiative named ‘Operation Kau da Badala,’ a campaign aimed at combating immorality in Kano State. The operation targets social vices such as prostitution, drug abuse, as well as the sale and consumption of alcohol, among other activities.
During the address, Aminuddeen urged the tricycle riders to refrain from engaging in such behaviors that could tarnish the reputation of the religious and cultural values of the people of Kano.
The alleged offenses of the tricycle riders included riding inappropriately dressed, displaying objectionable posters on their vehicles, allowing the mixing of unrelated men and women, selling illegal drugs, and transporting women to locations where immoral activities take place.
“As Muslims, we cannot accept this behavior and the activities of the tricycle riders. That is why we have gathered you here to advise you on the adverse effects of these actions on our religion and the culture of the Kano people,” Aminuddeen emphasized.
Following their detention, the tricycle riders were taken to the Hisbah Board’s headquarters, where they received counsel from officials before being released.