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Hanifa: Ganduje vows speedy assent to sentence when passed

Late Hannifa Abubakar

The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has promised to abide by the constitutional provision as the governor to assent to a death sentence in the circumstance, when passed by the Court, over the gruesome murder of 5-year-old pupil, Hanifa Abubakar.

The Governor stated this when he paid a condolence visit alongside his Deputy, Dr Nasuru Gawuna, Majority Leader, State House of Assembly, Labaran Abdul Madari and other top government officials, at the family’s residence in Dakata/Kawaji, in Nasarawa local government area of the State.

“We have good confirmation from the court handling the process that, justice would be done. No stone would be left unturned,” he said.

Ganduje said Whoever found guilty of the heinous offence will also face death without wasting any time, stressing that the government 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.”

On the speed of the proceeding, he further encouraged that, there would be a speedy dispensation of justice, saying the government will take good care of the family of late Hanifah

Reporting by Abdullahi Jalaluddeen; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino