No fewer than 648 suspected beggars in Kano metropolis has been arrested by the Kano State Hisbah Board for allegedly violating the law on ban of street begging from February till date.
Malam Lawan Ibrahim, Public Relations’ Officer (PRO) of the board, made this known in an interview with Newsmen in Kano on Wednesday.
Ibrahim said that the suspects were arrested at the Bata Area Murtala Muhammed way, Nasarawa Hospital, Railway Station and Yahuza Suya junction in the city.
He said those arrested are 416 female and 232 Male.
Ibrahim said the board will continue to arrest beggars who refuse to abide by the law.
“We will make Kano streets beggar-free.
”Those arrested have been screened and those who were are first time offenders will be handed over to their relatives.
“Those who are not first time offenders would be charged to court, ” he said.