The Proprietor of Noble Kids Nursery and Primary School, Abdulmalik Tanko, has revealed that he has three daughters.
Tanko, who abducted five-year-old Hanifa Abubakar in December 2021, and later killed her, disclosed this in an interview on Friday.
Daily Trust had reported how Hanifa was kidnapped while on her way from Islamiyya School in December.
Tanko had demanded a N6 million ransom from the parents of the child and in the process of collecting part of the money, he was arrested.
He had failed to disclose that the victim had been killed.
“I have three daughters… I seriously have regrets, even the moment this girl was dying, I was in shock. It was financial crisis that made me do it’; I am owing landlords. First thing I want now is, I just want to plead to those parents. Honestly, I’m so sorry about what I did to them, I’m very very sorry about what I did to them. I have killed their daughter so I’m very sorry.
“This is a life, a life is something precious. I’m aware of all the laws.”
He also narrated how he killed the innocent child and disclosed what he used the money he collected from her parents for.
Tanko said he used N70,000 out of the N100,000 he got from Hanifa’s parents to settle salaries of his workers.