Nigerians have taken to Twitter to accuse the Hisbah Police in Kano of double standard following the performance of pop star Mayorkun at the wedding ceremony of President Muhammadu Buhari’s son last Friday.
Yusuf Buhari, the president’s son, took Zahra Bayero, daughter of the emir of Bichi Nasiru Ado-Bayero as his wife at a wedding in Kano attended by top politicians and VIPs.
A video of party attendees dancing to Naira Marley’s song ‘Coming’ has since gone viral, drawing the ire of many on social media.
The critics say Hisbah Police did not make any arrest as they usually do at events which promote secularity and Western lifestyle.
Former presidential candidate and publisher Omoyele Sowore took to Instagram on Sunday to condemn the Hisbah Police.
Mr Sowore wrote, “Yusuf Buhari’s wedding and the Kano Hisbah that shaves the head of poor people but was no where to be found around the highly secular Muhammadu Buhari son’s wedding in Kano.
“One country, two laws -One is applicable to the poor and the other is applicable to rich and highly connected. Who says poverty is not a CRIME?”
See other reactions below:
@manlikeicey wrote, “So they played Naira Marley’s Coming at Buhari’s son’s wedding in Kano yesterday, we didn’t see Hisbah police o. God punish poverty. Religion is for the poor last last.”
@OgbeniDipo wrote, “I dare Hisbah police to criticise Yusuf Buhari and his guests. Not even say they will arrest him. Just criticise him.
“I just wish they’d stop destroying alcohol. That industry has created millions of jobs. It generates significant profits and taxes. Stop disturbing people.”
Another Twitter user @Govshina wrote, “Kano Hisbah police was was caged over the weekend. Poverty is a disease. Fulani girls love Naira Marley.”
@kolamaks simply wrote, “Hisbah police na for the poor arewa!”
On his part, @hlawal93 wrote, “Hmmm…Hisbah Police Pretending not to understand the lyrics.”
@UNCLE_AJALA wrote, “They were playing and dancing to ‘coming’ by Naira Marley during Buhari’s son wedding reception in Kano. It’s obvious that what Hisbah Police are doing in Kano, banning mannequin, destroying alcohol, and enforcing Sharia law is for the poor, and not the rich/elites in the North.”
“Hisbah police ma kan ya weyrey n tiwan ma ni… Na make e no be like say them no dey function be all those oribu they’re doing all about,” @prolificmb wrote.