The Kano State Police Command has apprehended a college instructor, Abdulmalik Mohammed Tanko, for kidnapping and killing his 5-year-old pupil, Hanifa Abubakar, regardless of accumulating a part of the N6M ransom he requested from the sufferer’s household.
The schoolgirl was kidnapped at Kawaji, in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state on Saturday, December 4, 2021.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who confirmed the arrest in an announcement on Thursday, January 20, revealed that Tanko, the proprietor of a non-public college, fed the kid with a toxic substance on 18th December 2021 after she acknowledged him.
He then connived with one Hashim Isyaku, and buried her body in a shallow grave situated on the personal college premises in Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA in a bid to hide their infamous deed.
The body was exhumed and taken to Mohammed Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital Kano, examined and confirmed useless by a medical physician.
The assertion reads:
“Sometime 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 met with heads of Security Agencies within the State, re-strategized for efficient service supply and raised a staff of Operation Puff Adder led by SP Shehu Dahiru to arrest the culprits
“Sustained efforts and extended comply with – up led to the arrest of 1 Abdulmalik Mohammed Tanko, ‘m’, aged 30 years outdated, of Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarwa LGA, Kano State and one Hashim Isyaku, ‘m’, aged 37 years outdated, of similar deal with by a detective staff of the Department of State Service (DSS) Kano State
“On investigation, Abdulmalik confessed that, the sufferer, Hanifa was his pupil at a non-public college in Kwanar Dakata, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State. He kidnapped her and took her to his home the place he contacted her family members and demanded a ransom of Six Million Naira (N6,000,000.00)
“On the 18/12/2021, having realized that, the sufferer acknowledged him, he claimed to have poisoned her to loss of life, conspired with one Hashim Isyaku, ‘m’, took and buried her in a shallow grave situated on the personal college premises situated at Kwanar ‘Yan Gana, Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State
“Hashim additionally confessed that, someday within the month of November, 2021, the principal suspect, Abdulmalik met him and one Fatima Jibreel Musa, ‘f’, 27 years outdated, of Layin Falaki Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA Kano State and ordered them to kidnap Hanifa. They plan however later rescinded their motion. Fatima was additionally arrested
“The suspects led a mix 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, confirmed useless by a Medical Doctor and launched to the family members for burial based on Islamic Rites.
The case shall be charged to court docket upon completion of investigations.
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