JUST IN: Court sentences Kano school proprietor who killed 5-year-old Hanifa to death by hanging

A High Court in Kano has 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 by hanging.

This was according to judgment delivered by Justice Usman Na’abba, on Thursday, July 28, 2022.

Recall, Hanifa was abducted on December 4, 2021, on her way home from Islamiyya and subsequently discovered to have been killed by the convict, who is her teacher and school proprietor, after demanding N6m ransom, at Dakata, Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State.

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The incident resulted to public outcry in which the government was urged to ensure justice is served.

During the hit of the development, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed the nation’s condolences to the family of the five-year-old school girl.

The President urged the Police and Ministry of Justice to uphold the integrity of the detective work that busted the case by preparing well and presenting a good case that will earn the respect of the court.

This then made the Kano state government to revoke the school’s license and also said it would withdraw the certificate of all private schools for revalidation, while promising to ensure justice.

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