Hisbah arrests man who put himself up for sale in Kano

Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress

By Ajibola Aminu

Hisbah police in Kano have arrested 26-year-old, Aliyu Na Idris, who went viral on social media last week putting himself up for sale for N20million.

According to the Head of Hisbah Board Commander, Sheik Harun Ibn Sina, it is forbidden in Islam for one to put himself up for sale.

He said, “Yes we arrested him yesterday night Tuesday 26 October and he spent the night with us but I haven’t interrogated him,” adding that he would speak with Mr Idris on Wednesday morning.

Idris, who happens to be a tailor, has told reporters that he put a placard on his neck and went around Kano city, saying ‘I am for sale for N20million’ because of poverty.

He said, “My family is aware of it and it is because of poverty, I first tried Kaduna but I didn’t get any buyer so I moved to Kano. Some people have made their bargain but nobody has reached the N20million target.”

Idris said he planned to give the government N5million as tax if he gets a buyer willing to pay N20million.

He also said he planned to give his parents N10million and the person who helps him get a buyer would take N2million while he would keep N3million for daily upkeep as he begins life with his buyer.


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