Hanifa: Kano court sentences proprietor to death

Killer, Abdulmalik Tanko and late Hanifa

Killer, Abdulmalik Tanko and late Hanifa

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Abdulmalik Tanko, the prime suspect in the kidnap and killing of a 5-year-old school girl, Hanifa Abubakar, has been sentenced to death.

A Kano State High Court sentenced Tanko, who is the Proprietor of Nobel Kids Academy and North West Preparatory School the victim attended, to death by hanging.

Justice Usman Na’abba who presided over the case gave the judgement on Thursday.

Hanifa was abducted on December 4, 2021, on her way home from Islamiyya and subsequently discovered to have been killed by the convict, who is her teacher and school proprietor, after demanding N6m ransom, at Dakata, Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State.

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