By Bosede Olufunmi
The Kano State Hisbah Board has seized and destroyed more than 30 trailer loads of beer.
The board’s Public Relations Officer, Malam Adamu Yahaya, disclosed this in a statement in Kano on Tuesday.
According to Mr Joseph Peter, a distributor in Abuja, a trailer load of beer costs between N5.2 million and N5.5 million. This bring the total worth of the beer destroyed to over N150 million.
Yahaya said that the cartons of beer were destroyed on Monday evening after interception at Kalebawa on Danbata Road in Dawakin Tofa area.
“The Kano State Law No. 4 of 2004 has banned the manufacture and use of intoxicants in the state.
Furthermore, an order was given by a magistrates’ court for us to go ahead with the exercise,” the public relations officer said.
Yahaya warned those selling beer to stay within their limits.
He appealed to members of the public to be of good conduct and be one another’s keeper.