The Commandant General of the Kano State Hisbah Board, Sheikh Aminu Ibrahim Daurwa, has confirmed that all the Board’s bank accounts have been frozen, following a lawsuit against the board by hotel owners in the state.
Hisbah operatives had undertaken raids on Hotels, Recreational Spots and other entertainment places in Kano with the intent to sanitise the state from social Vices and indecent acts.
Daurawa said, “Yes, it is true that all of our bank accounts have been frozen. I have sent a representative to meet with the Attorney-General because we were not told about the alleged offence and the basis for the account closures.
We received a court document alleging misconduct at two hotels, resulting in charges of N700,000 and N100,000, respectively. The document demanded a combined payment of N800,000, leading to the closure of our accounts.
“We should be told about the offence we have committed so that we can ask our lawyers to participate in the discussion. If we fail to defend ourselves, then we will be judged.”urawa also expressed concern that the court ruling has crippled Hisbah’s operations due to the restriction on the bank accounts