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General News of Tuesday, 25 January 2022


Hanifa’s Murder: I won’t hesitate to sign death sentence of killer — Ganduje

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said he is willing to sign the death sentence against anyone found culpable of the death of five-year-old schoolgirl, Hanifa Abubakar if sentenced to death by the court.

His comment comes after the First Lady, Aisha Buhari also called for the execution of the school proprietor, Abdulmalik Muhammad Tanko, who is alleged to have kidnapped and murdered the 5-year-old.

Governor Ganduje on Monday, January 24 led a delegation including his Deputy, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Majority Leader, State House of Assembly, Labaran Abdul Madari and other top government functionaries, to the family’s residence in Dakata/Kawaji.

Ganduje in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, said “We have good confirmation from the court handling the process that, justice would be done. No stone would be left unturned.

“Whoever is found guilty of this heinous offence will also face death without wasting any time. As a government, we have already started the process. Our constitution provides that, when a death sentence is passed, it is the constitutional power of the governor to assent for the execution of the culprit. I assure you all that, I will not waste even one second.”

On the speed of the proceeding, he assured that there would be a speedy dispensation of justice, adding that, the “Government will take good care of the family of our late child, Hanifa of blessed memory.”

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