Abdulmalik Tanko ,the alleged owner of Noble Kids Nursery and Primary School, Kawana, Kano State who confessed to killing one of his students, five-year-old Hanifa Abubakar, has begged the girl’s parents to forgive him.
Tanko, while being paraded before newsmen on Friday, January 21 confessed that he put one hundred naira worth of rat poison into a drink he gave to Hanifa and then watched her die. He thereafter buried her inside his school compound.
He had abducted the girl, called her parents to make demand of 6 million Naira ransom, that was paid and went ahead to kill the pupil when he noticed that she recognised his face.
Tanko who dismissed claims that he killed Hanifa for ritual purposes, alleged that he decided to bury her remains in the school premises because he couldn’t find another secured place.
Pleading to the Hanifa’s parents for forgiveness, Tanko said he got involved in the heinous crime because he was going through financial crisis.
”I just want to plead with the parents. I am so sorry for what I did to them. I have killed their daughter so I am very sorry. This is a life, a life is something precious”.