A total number of 648 beggars has been arrested by officials of the Kano State Hisbah Board for allegedly violating the law on ban of street begging from February till date.
This is coming after the ban made by the state on streets begging.
The board’s spokesperson, Lawan Ibrahim said that the beggars were arrested around Bata Area Murtala Muhmamed way, Nasarawa Hospital, Railway Station and Yahuza Suya junction in the city.
“We will make Kano streets beggar-free.
”Those arrested have been screened and those who were are first time offenders, will be handed over to their relatives.
“Those who are not first time offenders would be charged to court.”