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Latest news on late Hanifa Abubakar’s killer’s case



Late Halifa Abubakar

Killer of Hanifs Abubakar, a five year old student of a private school in Kano, Abdulmalik Tanko, was on Monday arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Kano.

It was gathered that police arraigned Abdulmalik Tanko, Hashim Issyaku and Fatima Musa before Chief Magistrate Mahmud Jibir, at Gidan Murtala, Kano metropolis, on charges of criminal conspiracy, Kidnapping, concealing / Keeping in confinement a Kidnapped Person and culpable homicide, contrary to section 97,274, 277, 221 of the penal code.

It would be recalled that Hanifa Abubakar was abducted on December 4th, 2021 on her way back from Islamiyya by her teacher and later killed after demanding for N6m ransom.

The police last week arrested the killer and accomplices.

Kano State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Musa Lawan pleaded with the court to grant them seven days for the counsels to properly prepare the charge file and also requested the accused be remanded in correctional centre.

After the charges were read to the accused they were later remanded in correctional facility as the matter was adjourned to February 2nd,2022.

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