Kano Court Sentences School Proprietor to Death for Killing 5-Year-Old Hanifa

Kano Court Sentences School Proprietor to Death for Killing 5-Year-Old Hanifa



Kano Court Sentences School Proprietor to Death for Killing 5-Year-Old Hanifa

Kano Court Sentences School Proprietor to Death for Killing 5-Year-Old Hanifa

Kano School Proprietor has been sentenced to death for killing 5-year-old Hanifa.


Kano State High Court, sitting in Kano State, northern Nigeria, has sentenced Abdulmalik Tanko, the kidnapper and killer of five-year-old Hanifa Abubakar to death by hanging.

This online news platform understands that Justice Usman Naaba, who presided over the case also slammed a five-year jail term on the murderer of Hanifa for all the five charges levelled against him.

Kano State High Court also found guilty, the 2nd accused in the case, Hashim Isiyaku on four charges and sentenced him to death by hanging. He also has a two-year prison term hanging on his throat for attempts to kidnap.

In the ruling, Justice Usman Naaba also found guilty the 3rd accused person, Fatima Musa guilty on four counts in the case of the murder of Hanifa.

The five-year-old Hanifa was brutally poisoned to death by the proprietor of her school sometime in 2021 after collecting ransom from her parents.

Justice Usman Naaba while delivering judgment on Thursday, July 28, 2022, said the five count charges are for kidnappings Hanifa Abubakar, attempting to kidnap her, counselling to kidnap her, abatement, and poisoning her to death.

The presiding Judge sentenced Fatima Musa for conspiracy and attempt to kidnap and sentenced her to one year each on the two counts because she is a nursing mother.

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