Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Kano, on Monday, ordered that a 34-year-old proprietor, Abdulmalik Tanko, Hashimu Isyaku,37, and Fatima Musa, 26, be remanded in a correctional facility for the alleged murder of 5-year-old Hanifa Abubakar.
The defendants, who resides at Tudun Murtala Quarters Kano, were docked on a Four-count charges of criminal Conspiracy, Kidnapping, Concealing/Keeping in Confinement a Kidnapped Person and Culpable Homicide.
Acccording to Prosecution the offence contravened the provision of section 97,274,277 and 221 of the Penal Code.
The Prosecutor, Attorney General of Kano State, Barrister Musa Abdullahi Lawan, told the court that on Dec.4, 2021, Tanko being the proprietor of Nobel Kids Comprehensive College Kano Kidnapped Hanifa and took her to his resident.
“On the same date Tanko conspired with the two other defendants and kidnapped 5-year-old Hanifa.
” In the process Tanko emotionally, logically, tortured and held hanifa hostage in his house situated at Tudun Murtala Quarters Kano for six days”
Abdullahi Lawan alleged that on Dec.10,2021 Tanko killed the 5-year-old girl wit a rat poison, slaughtered her corpse and put her into a sack.
“The second defendant Isyaku buried her in a shallow grave at the premises of Northwest preparatory School situated at Kwanar Yan Ghana Tudun Murtala Kano.
” The defendants collected the sum of N100,000 ransom out of the N6 million he earlier requested ”
The Attorney General, also told the court that investigation into the matter has been completed,adding that they have received the case diary.
“We will file a proper charge in the next seven days”
The plea of the defendants were not taken
Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, ordered the remand of the defendants in a Correctional centre.
He adjourned the matter until Feb.2, for further mention.
Speaking after the court sitting, the Attorney General, called on the people of Kano State to stay calm,let the law take it course.
“We are society of law abiding citizens. We intend to pursue the case rigorously, within two months to finish with the prosecution”Abdullahi-Lawan, said.