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Hanifa: Wife Of Self-Confessed Killer Testifies Against Him In Court

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Jamila Muhammad Sani, wife of Abdulmalik Tanko, who confessed murdering 5-year-old Hanifa Abubakar, testified against him at a Kano High Court, on Thursday.

The court sitting at Audu Bako presided was over by Justice Usman Na’abba.

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The prosecution witnesses led by the state counsel and Kano state Attorney General, Musa Lawan.

Three witnesses were presented on first day (March 2) which include two DSS personnel and a police officer who was the IPO of the case.

Presenting more witnesses as promised, the state counsel present one other woman and then Jamila as the fifth prosecution witness.

Standing before the court, she identified Abdulmalik Tanko as her lawfully wedded husband and the second defendant, Hashim, as his friend ever since she knows him.

“He brought the girl to my house and told me that her mother is a teacher in his school and had gotten a job in Saudia Arabia and will be going to Abuja to sign some papers.

“She came with school uniform and school bag. I asked where is her clothes and received her and remove her uniform.

“The following morning till evening I asked him the whereabouts of the mother, he said she did not call but he called and she said the queue was much so she’s not coming back that day.

“She spent the next two days, he said she called and said her money has finished she’s in Kaduna.

“From there I stopped asking him because he said doesn’t have money to come back. The day he brought her she started crying and he then introduced Hanifa to his children Safiya and Aisha. Hanifa is fair, beautiful girl, tall around 5-6 years.”

She identified Hanifa’s picture as the child brought to her.

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