The Commander-General of Kano Hisbah, Nabahani Usman, has said from Monday when Ramadan begins, his men will begin to arrest adults seen eating in public.
Usman said arrested persons would only be released upon provision of an exemption letter from a medical doctor or a proof of chronic ulcer.
The Hisbah boss told the British Broadcasting Corporation that upon provision of evidence by any arrested person, he or she would be released with a warning not to eat in public anymore.
The Sharia boss had during the week arrested several sex workers and criminals ahead of the holy month.
He said Ramadan was a special month for Muslims and anybody that practised Islam must fast.