A school teacher named Abdulmalik Mohammed Tanko has been arrested for Allegedly kidnapping and killing his own student, 5yr-old Hanifa Abubakar after collecting ransom of N6 million.

Positive fm gathered that Abdulmalik allegedly poisoned the girl after he realized that the victim had recognized him and later connived with one Hashim Isyaku to bury her in a shallow grave dug within the school premises.

The teacher, Mohammed Tanko

Confirming the incident, the Spokesman, Kano State Police Command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa said the duo of Abdulmalik and Isyaku had been arrested and had confessed to the crimes.

SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa said the police had also succeeded in arresting another of their female cohorts identified as Fatima Jibreel Musa.

According to him, “Sometimes on the 04/12/2021 at about 2030hrs, a report was received from a resident of Dakata Quarters, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State that, one Hanifa Abubakar, ‘f’, aged 5 years old, was kidnapped and a ransom of Six Million Naira (N6,000,000.00) was demanded.

“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi meets with heads of Security Agencies in the State, re-strategizes for effective service delivery and raised a team of Operation Puff Adder led by SP Shehu Dahiru to arrest the culprits.

The suspects showing the police the shallow grave where they buried little Hanifa

“Sustained efforts and prolonged follow – up led to the arrest of one Abdulmalik Mohammed Tanko, ‘m’, aged 30 years old, of Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarwa LGA, Kano State and one Hashim Isyaku, ‘m’, aged 37 years old, of same address by a detective team of the Department of State Service (DSS) Kano State.

On investigation, Abdulmalik confessed that, the victim, Hanifa was his student at a private school in Kwanar Dakata, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State.

“He kidnapped her and took her to his house where he contacted her relatives and demanded a ransom of Six Million Naira (N6,000,000.00). On the 18/12/2021, having realized that, the victim recognized him, he claimed to have poisoned her to death, conspired with one Hashim Isyaku, ‘m’, took and buried her in a shallow grave located at the private school premises located at Kwanar ‘Yan Gana, Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State.”

“Hashim also confessed that, sometimes in the month of November, 2021, the principal suspect, Abdulmalik met him and one Fatima Jibreel Musa, ‘f’, 27 years old, of Layin Falaki Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA Kano State and ordered them to kidnap Hanifa. They plan but later rescinded their action. Fatima was also arrested.”

SP Kiyawa noted that the suspects led a combine Team of Operatives of DSS Kano State, Kano State Police Command’s Medical Team and Team of Operation Puff Adder to the scene, The body was exhumed and rushed to Mohammed Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital Kano, examined by a Medical Doctor and released to the relatives for burial according to Islamic Rites.

He added that the Case would be charged to court upon completion of investigation.




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