Hanifa: Kano court sentences school proprietor to death

Abdulmalik Tanko, the proprietor of Nobel Kids Academy and North West Preparatory School and the main suspect in the kidnapping and killing of 5-year-old schoolgirl Hanifa Abubakar, was sentenced to death by the Kano State High Court on Thursday.

While delivering his judgement on Thursday, the Presiding Judge, Justice Usman Na’abba, sentenced him to death by hanging. reports that 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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