The Kano Sharia police, popularly known as Hizbah Board, has denied rumors alleging that the board has invited the recently crowned Miss Nigeria, Shatu Garko and her parents for participating in the beauty contest.
The Director General of the Hizbah Board Dr. Aliyu Musa Kibiya said this to newsmen in Kano on Wednesday.
Kibiya said that the Hizbah Board never at any time invited Shatu Garko or her parents for questioning.
He however added that the commander of the Shariah police, Haruna ibn Sinai, in response to questions by newsmen was the one that preached against the beauty contest, saying it is sinful.
In his words “We never at any time issued any instruction inviting her or her parents for questioning. It was a deliberate fake news. Hizbah only preached against the immoral acts of nudity and revealing the forbidden parts of the body of a woman which is sinful.”