Hanifa’s homicide Judgment: Ganduje is not going to renege on signing of dying warrant for killers — Kano govt
By Bashir Bello
Kano state authorities has assured that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is not going to renege on his promise of signing dying warrant for killer of little Hanifa Abubakar, Abdulmalik Tanko when handed by the court docket.
The State’s Lawyer Common and Commissioner of Justice, Musa Abdullahi Lawan said this whereas reacting to rising concern peddling on whether or not or not Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje would actualize the pledge made on signing the dying warrant of the convicts, if condemned to dying by the court docket.
Lawan assured of the Governor’s readiness to perform all authorized proceedings on the convicts.
He stated it’s ready for 90 days window which accorded the convicts rights to hunt enchantment in opposition to the decrease court docket judgement and after which is able to decide it subsequent line of motion.
Based on him, “The court docket has handed judgement, sentenced two of the accused to dying by hanging and the Governor has promised to signal the dying warrant, so we’re ready for the 90 days window interval for enchantment earlier than we do the needful.
“The structure permits and provides the convicts rights of enchantment, about three months window interval. Bear in mind when this trial began we promised Nigerians the dedication to prosecute the case to the logical conclusion and as speedy as attainable and by the desire of God that occurred.
In six months, the trial decide concluded the case inside six months. That is commendable. So if there may be enchantment, we might remind the general public that authorities is prepared for the enchantment at any given time. Not solely that, we might ensure the trial and judgement is given equal dedication and speedy completion. I can guarantee the general public that we’re matching the trial with all sense of duty and seriousness,” the Attornry Common famous.
He added that, “For the folks elevating questions on whether or not the Judgement can be executed or not, all I can say is the regulation is the regulation. We might await after the 90 days grace of enchantment. In the event that they enchantment high quality we might equally swing to motion if they didn’t, as quickly because the ready interval expired the governor will do the needful,” Lawan stated.
Recall that Justice Usman Na’aba of Kano state excessive court docket lately discovered the prime suspect, Tanko and confederate, Ishyaku responsible of Kidnapping the 5 years previous pupil, and sentence each to dying by handing.
Nevertheless, there have been rising concern and fear that culprits within the Hanifa’s case could lastly regain freedom after years deliberate incarceration. The nervousness was based mostly on the truth that no govt Governor has signed comparable dying warrant.