Abdulmalik Tanko, the school proprietor who allegedly killed a 5-year-old pupil, Hanifa Abubakar has denied the murder charges levelled against him in a High Court in Kano.
This is coming after the Kano state government filed a five-count charge against the school proprietor, alongside two of his accomplices, Hashimu Isyaku and Fatima Jibrin, before a High Court in the state.
The they were charged with Criminal Conspiracy, Kidnapping, Concealing/Keeping in Confinement a Kidnapped Person and Culpable Homicide.
At the continuation of the trial, Abdulmalik Tanko and Hashimu also denied allegations that Hanifa was poisoned and buried in a school, as seen in a video earlier in the day.
They only responded to one-third of the charges read to them, which was conspiracy.
The presiding Judge adjourned the case to March 2 and 3 for hearing.