- Abdulmalik Mohammed Tanko has been arrested over the abduction and killing of a five-year-old girl, Hanifa Abubakar
- According to him, she lied to the deceased girl that he was returning her back to her uncle before he gave her tea to drink
- He revealed that he added rat poison to the tea and Hanifa eventually gave up the ghost in the school premises
Abdulmalik Tanko, the proprietor of Noble Kids Nursery and Primary School, who murdered Hanifa Abubakar, a 5-year-old pupil, has opened up on a conversation he had with her after he poisoned her.
Earlier at the Kano State Police Command Headquarters, on Friday, Tanko had confessed using a rat poison he bought for N100 to kill the victim.
The suspect, who said financial constraint pushed him into the act, said he killed the innocent child because he wanted to cover his track.
He said he wanted to move her out of the state but he felt he could be arrested since the news of Hanafi’s kidnap had gone viral.
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Tanko also narrated how he masterminded the abduction of the child.
He said, “I picked her at home when she was already sleeping, it was getting to 11pm. I had finished drinking tea when I woke her up. I put the remaining tea in an empty container of BoBo yoghurt, then I poured rat killer poison inside it.
“I told her that I was taking her back to her uncle’s house and on our way, I gave her the drink on the road and she drank it, then we entered one branch of the school, because the school’s branches are two.
“We entered the other branch with her and I told her I was going to pick something inside. She entered and that was where she finally died,” he said.
I'm really in sorrow but can only thank God: Father of 5-year-old girl killed by her proprietor speaks in clip
Tanko also disclosed that he buried her in the school because he was not able to get a secure place to dig a hole and bury her.
The Kano State government has since closed the school indefinitely.
When Daily Trust visited the place earlier, people were seen discussing the incident. The gruesome manner of the five-year-old child has sparked a nationwide outrage.
Kano school proprietor reveals step-by-step strategy he used to kill 5-year-old Hanifa Abubakar
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that as anger and pain continue to grow among Nigerians over the killing of 5-year-old Hanifa Abubakar, the proprietor of Nobel Kids Nursery and Primary school in Kano Metropolis, Abdulmalik Tanko has revealed how he killed his pupil.
Daily Trust reports that Tanko in his confessional statement to the Police said he killed Hanifa with rat poison.
Narrating to the police, Tanko said he had bought the rat poison which he used to end the life of his 5-year-old pupil at N100.
How school teacher kidnapped, killed, buried adorable 5-year-old girl after demanding N6m ransom
The police command in Kano state has arrested a 30-year-old, Abdulmalik Tanko for abducting and killing a 5-year-old girl, Hanifa.
Tanko was arrested alongside his accomplice, Hassim while trying to receive part of the N6 million they had requested as a ransom for the release of Hanifa.
Hanifa until her death was a student in Noble Kids Nursery and Primary school which was managed by Tanko.
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The management of the hotel claimed Nwokolo slipped and died but the family suspected foul play.
A friend of the deceased named Nnaemeka Ikerionwu said the hotel did not contact anyone, including the police, but just deposited the body at the morgue.