Hisbah arrests man who puts himself for sale at N20m

The Kano State Hisba Board ( Sharia Police) has arrested the 26-year-old man, Aliyu Na Idris, who placed an advert to sell himself for N20 million because of hardship.

Recall that the man had last week disclosed that he initially presented himself for sale in Kaduna, but moved to Kano after he couldn’t find a buyer.

The Board’s Commander General, Haruna Ibn Sina, who confirmed the arrest of the man to BBC Hausa service in an interview monitored in Kano, said what the young man did was totally unlawful.

“Yes, we arrested the man yesterday (Tuesday) because what he did is unlawful in the Religion of Islam. It is unlawful for anyone to sell himself in any situation one finds himself,” Ibn Sina told the BBC.

In the interview he granted to reporters last week, Na Idris said:“Even though many people have offered me various prices of N10m, N5m and N300,000 in Kano, I refused because the amount is less than what I expected.”

He noted that since his tailoring business failed due to the financial crisis, making him lose his customers and becoming financially handicapped, he decided to present himself for sale at N20 million only because he has no other means of survival.

On what he will do with the money, Aliyu said; “I will give my parents N10 million; I will give N5 million as tax to the state where I was bought, the person who helped in advertising me will be rewarded with N2 million while the remaining N3 million will be kept for me under the care of the person who buys me for my daily upkeep.”

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