By Aminu Muhammad
A Kano State High Court has sentenced Abdulmalik Tanko and Hashim Isyaku to death by hanging following their conviction for kidnapping and culpable homicide.
Abdulmalik Tanko and two others were tried on four count charges of criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, confinement, and culpable homicide contrary to sections 97, 274, 277, 221 of the Kano State Penal Code 1991.
Delivering the judgement, Justice Usman Na’abba ruled the prosecuting counsel proved beyond any reasonable doubt that the defendants criminally conspired, abducted and murdered the five-year old pupil, Hanifa Abubakar.
The defence counsel, Barr Asiya Mohammed, had earlier on behalf of the convicted persons pleaded with the Court to tamper justice with mercy.