Monday, 7 January 2013
Zamfara Hisbah arrests randy commissioner
Men of the Zamfara State Hisbah Commission have arrested a member of the state executive council (names withheld) for allegedly harbouring free women in his residence.
Following a tip-off, the commission arrested the commissioner at his residence at old Airport Quarters, after discovering that there were free woman in the house.
A source, who confided in Blueprint, said the commissioner had rented the house and used it as his guest house, where he was alleged to have been keeping his girlfriends.
The randy commissioner, who was detained for some hours at the Hisbah office in Gusau, the state capital, was later granted bail.
An official of the commission, told our correspondent in confidence that the commissioner had denied keeping free women in the house.
“The commissioner denied keeping free women in the house; he also denied knowledge of the presence of the woman found in the house,” the official said.
The official also said the case was being investigated as the commissioner, the house-help and the woman found in the house had been directed to report back to the commission for further interrogation.