Hanifa Killers Abdulmalik, One Other Sentence to Death by Hanging

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Justice Usman Na-Abba of the Kano High Court on Thursday, sentenced Abdulmalik Tanko and Hashimu Isyaku to death by hanging.

The sentence of the two men, was for abducting and killing a five-year old Hanifa Abubakar, pupil of Noble Kids Academy in Kano.

The Kano State Government had filed five counts of criminal conspiracy, attempt to kidnap, abetment, kidnapping and concealing dead body against Tanko, Hashimu Isyaku, 37, and Fatima Musa, 26, on February 14.

The offence, the state said, contravened the provisions of sections 97, 95 and 273, 274(b) and 277 of the Penal Code, Laws of Kano State, 1991.

In his judgement, Justice Na-Abba, sentenced Mr Tanko (First defendant) to death by hanging and five years for conspiracy.
He also sentenced Mr Isyaku (second defendant) to death by hanging and two years for attempting to kidnap and two years for conspiracy.

The court also sentenced the third defendant, Fatima Jibrin two years imprisonment, for attempt to kidnap and conspiracy.