23.1 C

Hanifa: Court fixes July 28 for judgment




A KANO State High Court has fixed July 28 to deliver judgment in the trial of a school proprietor, Abdulmalik Tanko, who was accused of murdering five-year-old Hanifa Abubakar.

Justice Usman Na’abba fixed the date on Tuesday after the parties in the case adopted final written addresses.


Kano court sentences 19-year-old to death by hanging for killing nephew

Police arrest alleged drug dealer with 250 parcels of Indian hemp in Kano

FG solar power project still struggling 5 years after in Kano, Lagos, Abia markets

Fire service confirms one dead as gas explosion rocks Kano

- Advertisement -

Abdulmalik and his accomplice, Hashim Isyaku and Fatima Jibril Musa, were arraigned before the Kano State High Court on charges bordering on criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, confinement, and culpable homicide contrary to sections 97, 274, 277, and 221 of the penal code.

At the resumed hearing on Tuesday, the prosecution led by Lamido Abba Soron Dinki urged the court to consider the totality of the evidence tendered before it to find the defendants guilty of the charges levelled against them and sentence them to death.

“We urge the court to pass a death sentence on all the defendants because the punishment of those sections under which they are all charged carried the same punishment of death penalty,” he prayed.

Hanifa was abducted on December 4, 2021, on her way home from Islamiyya School.

The police in Kano subsequently arrested the proprietor, Tanko, for allegedly kidnapping and killing the five-year-old.

Hanifa was a pupil at Tanko’s private school located in Kwanar Dakata in the Nasarawa local government area of Kano State.

According to the police, Tanko confessed that he poisoned the girl when he realised that she had recognised him and buried her remains with the help of Tanko and Isyaku.

Author profile
- Advertisement -

A reporter with the ICIR
A Journalist with a niche for quality and a promoter of good governance

Support the ICIR

We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.


If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.



FG’s grid expansion project plans additional 204 megawatts in Ekiti State

THE Federal Government's grid expansion project is targeting additional 204 megawatts (mw) of electricity...

FG to implement new tariff hike on data, calls – Minister

THE Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has said the Federal Government is on course...

2023: Wike sues Atiku, asks court to declare him PDP presidential candidate

RIVERS State governor Nyesom Wike has dragged Atiku Abubakar to court over the presidential...

Train attack: Why lethal force was not used to rescue abducted passengers – Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has said the Federal Government refused to use lethal military force...

FG recovered 3.2bn looted funds in 14 months – AGF

THE Federal Government says it has recovered over N3.2 billion (£6,324,627.66) stolen from the...

Most Read


Subscribe to our newsletter