Bauchi Hisbah confiscates 260 crates of alcoholic drinks

Kano Hisbah Sharia police

Bauchi State Hisbah Board has confiscated 260 crates of alcoholic drinks from hotels and nightclubs in a bid to enforcing the Sharia Islamic code.

Permanent commissioner in charge of Hisbah and Sharia implementation Aminu Balarabe made this known while displaying the   the commodities in Bauchi on Tuesday.

He said 216 crates were confiscated in Misau Local Government Area and 44 in Bauchi club and some beer parlours located in Dass Park in Bauchi metropolis.

“We will continue to beam our searchlight to unravel perpetrators of such misdemeanors,” he said.

Mr Balarabe further said the department would get a court order to destroy the items.

Six operators of beer parlours were arrested during the patrol and would be prosecuted, he said.

“The only places where sales and consumption of alcoholic drinks are allowed are military, police barracks and national parks. We are fully committed to implementing our mandate,” he said.

The Hisbah department in Bauchi recently arrested some men in Tafawa Balewa LGA who organise sex parties.