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Hisbah Board to arrest cyclists for dressing indecent

13 October 2013, 15:50

Abuja - The Kano State Hisbah Board has threatened to arrest any commercial tricycle operator found wearing what it described as "three quarter trousers’’ during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration in Kano metropolis.

The board’s Public Relations Officer, Alhaji Mohammed Yola, gave the warning in an interview with the New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Kano.

He said the warning was necessary in view of the refusal of the tricycle operators to quit the habit of wearing such trousers with armless T-shirts.

"There are some tricycle operators who engage in indecent dressing and anyone caught this time around will be arrested and prosecuted,’’ he said.

He added that the board had banned the operators from carrying male and female passengers at the same time as anyone caught in the act would not be spared.

"There is a law in the state which prohibits gender mix in commercial vehicles.

"The way and manner some of the commercial tricycle operators engage in indecent dressing and carry men and women together is disturbing,’’ he said.

Yola said the board would deploy its men to various recreational centres to monitor the sallah activities.

He added that the board had directed its commanders in the 44 local government areas of the state to ensure that all Eid praying grounds were clean and tidy ahead of the October 15 Eid-el-Kabir day.



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