Hoteliers institute N100m suit against Kano Hisbah
Hoteliers Association of Nigeria, Kano State chapter, has instituted a N100 million suit against the state Hisbah board for reportedly attacking, distracting and confiscating property of members of the association.
The hoteliers in an originating summons filled at the Kano State High Court by their counsel, Barrister Magaji Mato Ibrahim, also sought for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the Hisbah board from further attacking, brutalizing and breaking into hotels of the association.
It further sought for a declaration that Islamic laws in Kano State apply only to people resident in Kano who are of the Islamic faith as doing otherwise will clearly contravene the provisions of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
In an affidavit in support of the originating summons, president of association in Kano, Chief Augustine Ibezimako, alleged that the Hisbah board raided many hotels in the state, thereby infringing on the rights of the associations’ members.
The hoteliers also asked the court to order the Hisbah board to confine its operation within the limit as set out by the laws establishing it.