Hanifa: School Proprietor Sentenced To Death

By Ayo Oladiran

The Kano State High Court on Thursday, sentenced the Proprietor of Nobel Kids Academy and North West Preparatory School, Abdulmalik Tanko, to death for the murder of Hanifa Abubakar, a 5-year-old pupil. 

The presiding Judge, Justice Usman Na’abba, sentenced Tanko go death by hanging for masterminding the events that led to the death of the young girl.

Hanifa Abubakar was abducted on December 4, 2021 on her way home from Islamiyya and was later discovered to have been killed by her teacher and school proprietor, Abdulmalik Tanko.

Tanko had demanded a N6m ransom before he killed her.

Earlier, Abdulmalik Tanko at the Kano State Police Command confessed to newsmen that he kidnapped and killed the girl, with N100 rat poison before burying her remains in a shallow grave in one of his schools.

As the trial continued, he denied killing her and retracted all his statements but the court found him guilty on Thursday and sentenced him.

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