Abubakar Abdulsalam, the father of the five-year-old schoolgirl murdered by her teacher Hanifa Abubakar, has expressed his joy that little Hanifa has received justice from the court.
Abdulsalam, in an interview with The PUNCH, expressed his happiness over the court verdict that sentenced the murderer Tanko Abdulmalik and his accomplice Hashimu Ishyaku to death by hanging.
He also praised the court for the verdict.
“I am happy that Hanifa, my daughter, has received justice,” he said.
“We appreciate the efforts of everyone involved in this case, justice has been well served,” Abdulsalami said.
The PUNCH reported that Hanifa had been kidnapped by her owner Tanko sometime in December 2021.
He said that since the beginning of the case, he never thought of not getting justice and thanked the people of the state for the support and encouragement they gave him throughout the trial.
“I really don’t have words to express my gratitude to the people of Kano. We really appreciate them for standing by us during the trial and we will never forget this unique honor,” he said.
“God had already given the verdict before we came to the court, and I thank the court for the fair verdict,” he added.
Abdulsalam, who gave a calm impression, prayed to God to reward all those who sympathized with them and supported them from the beginning to the end of the trial.
“May Allah Almighty reward all those who stood behind us from the beginning to the end of the trial. May He reward them abundantly,” he prayed.