The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday said he will not waste time to assent to the death warrant of the killer of five-year-old Hanifa Abubakar, Abdulmalik Tanko.
Naija News had earlier reported that the proprietor of Noble Kids Academy confessed to the killing of Hanifa, a pupil he abducted in December.
Ganduje in his statement noted that he would abide by the constitutional provision to assent to the death sentence of Tanko, in the event that it is passed by the court.
The Kano State Governor stated this while he paid a condolence visit alongside his Deputy, Dr Nasuru Yusuf Gawuna, Majority Leader, State House of Assembly, Labaran Abdul Madari and other top government functionaries, at the family’s residence in Dakata/Kawaji.
He said, “We have good confirmation from the court handling the process that, justice would be done. No stone would be left unturned. Whoever is found guilty of this heinous offence will also face death without wasting any time. As a government, we have already started the process.
“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.
Ganduje added that there would be the speedy dispensation of justice, adding that the “Government will take good care of the family of our late child Hanifa of blessed memory.”