The Kano State Hisbah Board says it has arrested 46 suspected beggars in Kano metropolis for allegedly violating the law banning street begging in the state.
The Public Relations’ Officer of the Board, Lawan Ibrahim disclosed this in a statement on Friday, in Kano.
According to him, the suspects were apprehended on Thursday afternoon during a special raid carried out between at Audu Bako Secretariat, Oasis Bakery Taurauni, Magwan road and Iyaka road in the metropolis.
“The number comprises of 32 adults and 14 children.
“The board will properly screen them, counsel and thereafter release them since there are first-time offenders,’’ he said.
NAN reports that on Aug. 28, the board arrested 60 other suspected beggars in Kano metropolis for allegedly violating the law banning street begging in the state.