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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 28 July 2022


Court delivers judgement on suspected killer of Hanifa Abubakar

The Kano State High Court on Thursday sentenced the Proprietor of Nobel Kids Academy and North West Preparatory School, Abdulmalik Tanko, the principal suspect who masterminded the kidnap and killing of 5-year-old school girl, Hanifa Abubakar, to death.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Usman Na’abba, sentenced him to death by hanging while delivering his judgment on Thursday.

Five year old Hanifa Abubakar was killed by the proprietor of her school in December, 2021.

After the arrest of the proprietor of the school, he initially confessed to the crime but later admitted that he was not the one behind the murder of the child.