Court remands wife of Kano proprietor who killed 5-year-old Hanifa

A Kano State Chief Magistrate Court sitting at Gidan Murtala has remanded Jamila Muhammad Sani, the wife of the Abdulmalik Tanko, the kidnapper and killer of 5-year-old Hanifa Abubakar.

The 30-year-old wife is standing trial on a four-count charge of concealing a kidnapped victim, conspiracy, kidnapping and culpable homicide.

While reading the First Information Report to Jamila, the prosecution alleged that she concealed a kidnapped victim in her house for the period of five days, in contravention to section 227 of Penal Code.

The report read;

“That you Jamila Muhammad Sani, a wife to Abdulmalik Tanko Muhammad, a proprietor and teacher of Noble Kids Comprehensive Academy located at Kwanar Dakata in Kano State, on the 4th December 2021 around 1830hrs your husband brought to you Hanifa Abubakar a 5-year-old pupil, wearing her school uniform and spent five days in your custody.

“You kept her hostage knowing fully that she was kidnapped by your husband and you refused to disclosed it to any person.”

After Jamila pleaded not guilty to the First Information Report, the prosecutor, Lamido Abba Soron Dinki asked the court to remand her in police custody pending when the case diary is ready.

Chief Magistrate Muhammmad Jibril ordered the defendant to be remanded in police custody and adjourned the sitting to 2nd February.


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