The proprietor of a private school, Noble Kids School in Kan, has been arrested by the police for abducting and killing a 5-year-old pupil, Hanifa Abubakar.
Hanifa was kidnapped on Saturday December 4, 2021 at about 5pm while trekking home from an Islamiyya lesson in the company of other kids.
The kidnappers were said to have given the kids a ride in a tricycle and dropped all others off but zoomed away with Hanifa who was supposed to be the last to drop.
The kidnappers later called the family to demand a ransom of Six Million Naira . It was gathered that more than half of the money had already been advanced the kidnappers.
It was while attempting to collect the balance that police nabbed the culprits last night at Zaria Road Kano.
It turned out that the teacher of the Hanifa and proprietor of her school Mallam Abdulmalik Tanko was the mastermind of the dastard act.
Family sources disclosed that Tanko was among the first set of people who came to console her parents after the abduction.
“He was full of tears when he visited the family to console them over the abduction,” said the uncle of the girl, Suraj Sulaiman.
A statement by the police on Thursday said the school teacher, Abdulmalik Tanko, was the one who abducted her.
“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,” police said in a statement by the command spokesman, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa.
“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.
“Sustained efforts and prolonged follow – up led to the arrest of one Abdulmalik Mohammed Tanko, ‘m’, aged 30 years old, of Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa 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 is 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, .
But despite collecting part of the N6million demanded, the abductors of 5-year-old Kano girl, Hanifa Abubakar, killed her.
Her uncle, Suraj Suleiman, confirmed the killing and recovery of her remains at a mushroom private school belonging to Mallam Tanko in Tudunwada, Nasarawa local government area of Kano.
According to him, the abductor first took the little girl to his wife, but the wife declined to keep her.
“After his wife rejected to keep Hanifa, he took her to Tudunwada where he operates a private school and then laced her tea with rat poison,” he said.
“After she was poisoned to death, the kidnappers then cut her body into pieces and buried it within the school.”
The teacher/proprietor confessed that he killed the toddler because she recognized him, he claimed to have conspired with one Hashim Isyaku, to help him in burying her in a shallow grave at the private school premises located at Kwanar ‘Yan Gana, Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State.
The Hashim admitted his role and also confessed that, sometimes in the month of November, 2021, the principal suspect, Abdulmalik Tanko had contracted him and one Fatima Jibreel Musa, ‘f’, 27 years old, of Layin Falaki Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA Kano State to kidnap Hanifa. They planned to carry out the operation but later rescinded their action. ” The said Fatima Jibreel was also arrested.” Police said.
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