The High Court of Kano State has convicted and sentenced Abdulmalik Tanko the Kidnapper of a five year old Hanifa Abubakar to death by Hanging and a five year Imprisonment for all the five counts preferred against him.
The Presiding Judge, Justice Usman Naaba gave the order while delivering his judgment on the matter.
The Court also found guilty the 2nd defendant in the case Hashim Isiyaku on four counts and sentenced him to death by Hanging and two years Imprisonment for attempt to Kidnapp
In the same vein, the Court also found guilty the 2nd and 3rd defendants, Hashim Isiyaku and Fatima Musa guilty in four count charges in the case of the Murder of the five year Hanifa Abubakar sometimes last year
Delivering his Judgment , Justice Usman Naaba, said the five Counts Charge included the Kidnapping of Hanifa Abubakar, attempt to Kidnapp her, Counseling of Kidnapping her, abatement and Poisoning her to death.
However, the Presiding Judge found guilty Fatima Isiyaku for Conspiracy and attempt to Kidnapp and sentenced her to one year each Imprisonment because she is a Nursing Mother.
Earlier Abdulmalik Tanko, Hashim Isyaku and Fatima Musa were araigned on February 14 the on five counts charge of criminal conspiracy, attempt to kidnap, abetment, kidnapping,killing and concealing dead body.
In his reaction to well considered judgment, prosecution counsel who doubles as kano Attorney-General of Kano State ,Musa Abdullahi Lawan described Hanifa’s murder as a crime aginst humanity and commended the court for the industry put into the well considered decision.
“When the first defendant kidnapped Hanifa he never intended to free her alive as she is old enough to recognize him”