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HANIFA’S MURDER: COURT SENTENCES SCHOOL PROPRIETOR TO DEATH

The Kano State High Court sentenced the Proprietor of Nobel Kids Academy and North West Preparatory School, Abdulmalik Tanko, over the murder of 5-year-old Hanifa Abubakar.

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

Tanko, who was the prime suspect in the criminal charges, and Hashimu, were found guilty of four charges bordering on kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, concealment, and criminal conspiracy and convicted to death.

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The third defendant, Fatima Musa, who was only found guilty of attempted kidnapping and criminal conspiracy was sentenced to two years imprisonment.

Hanifa was allegedly kidnapped and murdered by Mr. Tanko, who was her teacher, alongside the other suspects.

Her remains were discovered on the premises of the school after a ransom had been paid for her release.

 

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