Court sentences killer of Hanifa to death by hanging
Kano State High Court has announced its verdict on Abdulmalik Tanko, the kidnapper and murderer of five-year-old Kano school girl, Hanifa Abubakar, sentencing him to death by hanging.
Justice Usman Naaba also slammed a five years jail term on the murderer for all the five charges brought against him.
The Court also found Hashim Isiyaku, the second accused in the case, guilty on four counts and sentenced him to death by hanging. He also has a two-year prison sentence hanging over his head for kidnapping attempts.
Justice Usman Naaba also found the third accused person, Fatima Musa, guilty on four counts in the case of Hanifa’s murder. She was sentenced to one year in prison on both counts of conspiracy and attempted kidnapping because she is a nursing mother.
Recall that after collecting a ransom from her parents, the 6-year-old schoolgirl was brutally poisoned to death sometime last year.
According to Justice Usman Naaba, who delivered the verdict on Thursday, the five count charges are for kidnappings Hanifa Abubakar, attempting to kidnap her, counseling to kidnap her, abatement, and poisoning her to death.
CREDIT: Daily Post