Just In: Schoolteacher, one other sentenced to death by hanging for abducting, killing and burying a 5-year-old girl

Just In: Schoolteacher, one other sentenced to de@th by h@nging for abd#cting, k#lling and burying a 5-year-old girl

A High Court sitting in Kano State has sentenced a private schoolteacher, Abdulmalik Tanko and his accomplice, Hashim Isyaku, to de@th by h@nging for abd#cting, k#lling and burying a five-year-old girl.

Recall that the convicts were arrested in December 2021 for k#lling the victim, Hanifa Abubakar, who was a pupil of his school located in Dakata Quarters, Nassarawa LGA of the state.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, in a statement on January 21, 2022 had said Tanko took the victim to his house where he contacted her relatives and demanded ₦6million ransom.

“On December 18, having realized that the victim could recognize him, he pois@ned her to de@th,” he said in the statement.

Presiding over the case, Justice Usman Naaba on Thursday also slammed a five-year jail term on Tanko for all the five charges labelled against him.

The Court also found guilty, the 2nd defendant in the case on four charges slammed him with a two-year prison term for attempts to kidn@p.

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