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We only arrest the poor because Islam frowns at public criticism of leaders – Kano Hisbah

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The Kano State Hisbah Board has explained that it treats the rich and the poor differently while enforcing some of its rules because the tenet of Islam forbids criticising leaders in public.

Director-General of the Board, Aliyu Kibiya gave the explanation when he appeared as a guest on a programme on Freedom Radio.

According to Kibiya, Islamic law allows for preferential treatment for the rich and influential leaders and frowns at public criticism against them.

He said; “Although we call on everybody in the society to do the right thing, we make the call on a case by case basis.

“It is against the tenets of Islam to mount the podium and call out leaders. There are ways to caution a leader without criticising him in public.”

The Islamic police had recently come under intense pressure to act after some pictures and videos surfaced from of the wedding ceremony of daughter of the Emir of Bichi to President Muhammadu Buhari’s only son.

 
 
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