PICTURE: LATE HANIFA
Kano: Police arrest killers of kidnapped five years old girl, Hanifa
By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
Kano police command has arrested three persons for alleged kidnap and murder of five years old girl, Hanifa Abubakar.
The deceased five years old girl was allegedly kidnapped by the suspected persons, when she was on her way back home from Islamic school
The police said “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.
“ the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi met with heads of Security Agencies in the State, they re-strategized and a team of Operation Puff Adder led by SP Shehu Dahiru as assigned to arrest the culprits.
“one Abdulmalik Mohammed Tanko, ‘m’, aged 30 years old, of Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarwa LGA, Kano State and one Hashim Isyaku, ‘m’, aged 37 years old, of same address were arrested.”
Kano command spokesman, SP Abdullah Haruna Kiyawa,during preliminary investigation, the principal suspect Abdulmalik revealed that the victim was his pupil.
Kiyawa quoted the suspect saying “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).
“nn the 18/12/2021, realizing that, the victim recognized him, he poisoned her to death, conspired with one Hashim Isyaku, ‘m’, buried her in a shallow grave located at the private school premises located at Kwanar ‘Yan Gana, Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State.”
He further said “ Hashim also confessed that, sometimes in the month of November, 2021, the principal suspect, Abdulmalik met him and one Fatima Jibreel Musa, ‘f’, 27 years old, of Layin Falaki Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA Kano State and ordered them to kidnap Hanifa. They plan but later rescinded their action. Fatima was also arrested.
He said “the suspects have led a combine 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 dead by a Medical Doctor and release to the relatives for burial according to Islamic Rites.
Kiyawa said, police invesyiagtion is still in progress, adding that, on completion of investigation, the case will be charged to court .