More than 12 million bottles of beer have been confiscated by Sharia agency, Kano State Hisbah Board, which destroyed 7.4 million of the bottles in seven years.
The remaining 4.7 million bottles of the illegal commodity were still pending at the various courts.
The Board’s Commander General, Sheik Aminu Daurawa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Thursday that the board was able to intercept the alcohol in 800 operations carried out by its Enforcement unit in 44 local government areas.
“As you know, the Penal Code Amendment Law of 2004, No 4, Section 401, prohibits throughout the state manufacture, distillation, possession and disposal of liquor.
“The law also prohibits, haulage, consumption of all brand of intoxicating liquors, trade sprits and any other intoxicating substa