The senior official of the Kano State Hisbah Board caught with a married woman in a hotel has been identified as Sani Rimo.
The Shariah police official was caught with the married woman inside a hotel room at Sabon Gari area of Kano.
Rimo is said to be in charge of apprehending beggars and prostitutes in the state.
The Hisbah officer was arrested by the state police command when the husband of the woman he was allegedly having and affair with filed complaints.
The Shariah police is known for arresting unmarried people caught in hotels, presumably for sexual activities, as part of their enforcement of the Sharia.
They are also notorious for destroying truckloads of alcoholic drinks.
Established to enforce Sharia, Hisbah recently banned stylish haircuts, sagging of trousers, playing of music at social events by disk jockeys and seized tricycles from riders for adorning them with pictures considered to be obscene and against the tenents of Islam in some states.
Hisbah also banned commercial motorcycle and tricycle riders from carrying two women at a time.
This was in addition to other unusual directives reeled out by the Islamic police.