Hanifa: Court sentences killer of Kano school girl to death by hanging

Abdulmalik Tanko, the kidnapper and murderer of five-year-old Hanifa Abubakar, was sentenced to death by hanging by a Kano State High Court, Charmingpro reports.

Justice Usman Naaba also sentenced the murderer to five years in prison for all five charges brought against him.

The Court also found Hashim Isiyaku, the second accused in the case, guilty on four counts and sentenced him to death by hanging.

He also faces a two-year prison sentence for kidnapping attempts.

Justice Usman Naaba also found the third accused person, Fatima Musa, guilty on four counts in the case of Hanifa’s murder.

After collecting a ransom from her parents, the 6-year-old schoolgirl was brutally poisoned to death by the proprietor of her school sometime in 2021.

According to Justice Usman Naaba, who delivered the verdict on Thursday, the five count charges are for kidnapping Hanifa Abubakar, attempting to kidnap her, counselling to kidnap her, abatement, and poisoning her to death.

Fatima Musa was sentenced to one year in prison on both counts of conspiracy and attempted kidnapping because she is a nursing mother.


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