The Kano State High Court Presided over by Justice Usman Naaba has sentences the Kidnapper of a five year old Hanifa Abubakar to death by Hanging and a five year Imprisonment for all the five charges labelled against him.

The Court also found guilty the 2nd defendant in the case Hashim Isiyaku in four charges and sentences him to death by Hanging and two years Imprisonment for attempt to Kidnapped.

In the same vein, the State High Court Judge Justice Usman Naaba found guilty the 2nd and 3rd accused Persons, Hashim Isiyaku and Fatima Musa guilty in four count charges in the case of the Murder of the six year Hanifa Abubakar sometimes last year

Delivering Judgement , the High Court Justice Usman Naaba, said the five Count Charges included the Kidnapping of Hanifa Abubakar, attempt to Kidnapped her, Counseling of Kidnapping her, abatement and Poisoning her to death.

However the Presiding Judge found guilty Fatima Isiyaku for Conspiracy and attempt to Kidnapped and sentences 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 count charges of criminal conspiracy, attempt to kidnap, abetment, kidnapping,killing and concealing dead body.

In his acceptance speech prosecution counsel who doubles as kano attorney general,Barrister Musa Abdullahi Lawan described Hanifa’s murder as a crime aginst humanity and prayed to the court to ensure justice for the killing of the underage girl.

“When the first defendant kidnapped Hanifa he never intended to free her alive as she is old enough to recognize him”

Earlier Kano state governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje had pledged to sign the death sentence of passed by the court.


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