The Kano State Islamic police, Hisbah has banned the use of mannequins by tailors, boutique owners and others for displaying their products.
The Hisbah police which are charged with the enforcement of Sharia law labelled mannequins as symbols of adultery.
The head of the Kano State Board of Hisbah, Sheikh Aroun ibn Sina made this announcement on Wednesday.
According to him: “Hisbah prohibits the use of mannequins at shops, commercial and private residences and other public places. This violates Islamic provisions, it is also responsible for immoral thoughts among some members of the public, all these are against Islam.”
“We have divided Kano into five areas for the monitoring and implementation of the ban across the state.”
He added that the board will enforce the new ban and will prosecute anyone who defaults.