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Girl, 5 years old murdered after N6m ransom

Sani Muhammad Sani 
Sustained efforts and prolonged follow – up investigation by the kano state police command has led to the arrest of a suspect Abdulmalik Mohammed Tanko,  aged 30 years of Tudun Murtala Quarters, Kano for kidnapping and culpable murder of a 5 year old female demanding a ransom of Six Million Naira. 
His accomplice Hashim Isyaku, aged 37 was also arrested 
The Police swung into action on instruction of the state Commissioner of Police, Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko and strategize for effective investigation and raised a team of Operation Puff Adder with a view to arrest the culprits.

The suspect, Abdulmalik confessed that, the victim, Hanifa is his student at a private school in Kwanar Dakata, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State, disclosing that he took her to his house after kidnapping her, contacted her relatives and demanded the said ransom. 
He further revealed that he poisoned her to death having realized that the victim recognized him. 
He also claimed to have conspired with one Hashim Isyaku, took and buried her in a shallow grave located at the private school premises. 

Hashim also confessed that, sometimes in the month of November, 2021, the principal suspect, Abdulmalik met him and one Fatima Jibreel Musa, 27 years old,  of Layin Falaki Tudun Murtala Quarters, ordered them to kidnap Hanifa. 
They plan but later rescinded their action. Fatima was also arrested.

The suspects led a combine Team of Operatives of DSS Kano State and police Medical Team to the scene. 
The body was Exhumed, rushed to Mohammed Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital Kano, examined and confirmed dead by a Medical Doctor and the body released to the relatives for burial according to Islamic Rites.
Case will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.

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