Sokoto Government Disbands State Sharia Court Over Crisis

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A file photo of Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal.
Sokoto Government Disbands State Sharia Court Over Crisis - Vantage News Nigeria
A file photo of Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal.

The Sokoto State Hisbah police have been disbanded and all its activities halted by the Governor Aminu Tambuwal-led state government over power tussle.

In a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Muhammad Bello, a 36-member committee has been inauguratedd to re-organize the activities of Hisbah in the state and to restore peace and order.

The state Hisbah board has been shrouded in crisis for some years as some persons lay claim to the leadership of the board.

To lead the committee is the Wazirin Sokoto, Sambo Wali Junaid, while the Permanent Secretary in the state’s Cabinet Affairs office, Alhaji Bande Rikina will act as the secretary.

The Governor, who charged the committee to look at the law establishing Hisbah in the state noted that inauguration of the committee became necessary because of the need to have a legitimate structure that will perform the activities of the Hisba according to the dictates of the law.

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