Kano Hisbah Commander, Sheik Harun Ibn Sina, has said parents of Miss Nigeria 2021 winner, Shatu Garko, will be invited and interrogated for allowing their daughter participate in the beauty pageant.
Recall that the 18-year-old Hijab model beat 17 other contestants to emerge winner during the coronation ceremony held in Lagos on Friday 17th of December 2021. She is also the first hijab-wearing model to win the competition. Read here.
Speaking in a chat with BBC News Pidgin, the Hisbah commander said they are inviting her parents for questioning because they want to let them know that participating in such a show is “illegal and contrary to Islamic beliefs.”
“We (Hisbah) have confirmed that Shatu Garko is a Muslim from Kano State and her parents are from Garko Local Government Area. Kano is a Sharia state and this is why we will not allow the matter to go like that. We will invite the parents to warn them about the actions of their daughter and the fact dat what she did was illegal in Islam in case they don’t know so that she will not continue that path and also stop other girls copying her.”