After officials of the Hisbah police invaded the wedding venue of the daughter of Governor Aminu Tambuwal and seized musical instruments, the commission has been disbanded.
The Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has disbanded the state Shariah police, Hisbah, a couple of days after the commission’s daring seizure of musical instruments played at his daughter’s wedding.
Shariah law was implemented in 2000 in Sokoto, culminating in 2001 with the sentencing of Safiya Husseini to death by stoning for adultery. She was later discharged on technical grounds by a higher court.
But the commandant of the Hisbah Commission, Aminu Kasarawa, said they made the seizure because their actions violates the provisions of Shari’ah law.
He said the DJ who performed at the dinner escaped arrest, adding that playing music during the dinner was outside the purview of Islamic law.
But the commissioner for Religious Affairs, Mani Katami, told NAN on Sunday that following crisis that rocked the Shariah agency, the state government has disbanded the Hisbah Commission.
Mr. Katami disclosed that the decision was taken on Saturday during a meeting with the leadership of three factions in the commission and the officials of ministries of religious affairs and Justice.
“This action was taken as the three groups had failed to harmonise themselves into one group, for efficient and united operations.
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