UPDATED: Hanifa’s killer arraigned, remanded till February | Dailytrust

UPDATED: Hanifa’s killer arraigned, remanded till February

Abdulmalik Tanko, Proprietor of Noble Kids School in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State, has been arraigned before a magistrate Court in Kano....

Abdulmalik Tanko, Proprietor of Noble Kids School in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State, has been arraigned before a magistrate’s Court in Kano.

He was arraigned before Senior magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, over the murder of Hanifa Abubakar, a five-year-old pupil.

Tanko had confessed killing Hanifa with rat poison after abducting her in December.

Tanko, 34, and his accomplices, Hashim Isyaku, 37 years, and Fatima Jibrin, 26 years, all residents of Tudun Murtala in Nasarawa LGA were over criminal conspiracy, kidnap, confinement and culpable homicide contrary to section 97, 274, 277, 221 of the penal code.

The First Information Report reads, “That Abdulmalik Tanko conspired with one Hashim Isyaku and Fatima Jibrin to kidnap, kill her with rat poison and buried her remains in a shallow grave located at one of his school at Tudun Murtala Kwanar Yan Ghana area; Northwest Preparatory school.

“The suspect later demanded ransom payment of 6 million Naira which resulted to his arrest by the Department of Security Service (DSS) and then later the grave was found by the combined team of the DSS and the police.”

The prosecution counsel led by the Attorney-General of Kano, Musa Abdullahi Lawan, told the court that they have filed application asking the court to remand the accused in prison custody.

The granted the application and ordered the accused persons to be suspects to be remanded in custody.

The case have been adjourned till February 2, 2022.

Dear Reader,
Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world. Sign up for as little as N1,000 to become a member. Learn more about our membership here

Bank transfers can be made to:
Zenith Bank
1017257739
Media Trust Ltd


Please send details of your bank transfer to the email or Whatsapp number below so that we can contact you.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Inquiries:
Email: membership@dailytrust.com
Whatsapp: +234 806 990 3410