Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has said he will not waste time to assent to the death warrant of Abdulmalik Tanko if it is brought before him.
Tanko, the proprietor of Noble Kids Academy in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano, had confessed to killing five-year-old Hanifa Abubakar, a pupil he abducted in December.
On Monday, January 24, 2022, the governor promised to abide by the constitutional provision to assent to the death sentence of Tanko, in the event that it is passed by the court.
He made this known when he paid a condolence visit alongside Nasuru Yusuf Gawuna, his deputy, Labaran Abdul Madari, majority Leader, State House of Assembly, and other top government functionaries, at the family’s residence in Dakata/Kawaji.
“Our constitution provides that, when a death sentence is passed, it is the constitutional power of the governor to assent for the execution of the culprit. I assure you all that, I will not waste even one second.”
On the speed of the proceeding, he encouraged that there would be a speedy dispensation of justice, adding that, the “Government will take good care of the family of our late child Hanifa of blessed memory.”
For the schools affected by the tragedy, Ganduje assured that government would act.
First Lady Aisha Buhari had backed calls for Tanko to be publicly executed.