Many top government officials may have become lenient on their power to assent death sentences but Governor Abdullahi Ganduje is boiling to sign one.
It is the that of the potential killer of little girl Hanifa Abubakar, who was allegedly killed by her teacher who kidnapped her in Kano, Abdulmalik Tanko.
Ganduje, on Monday vowed to sign the death sentence once the court proclaims it,
A statement released by Abba Anwar Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kano State, said, Ganduje made the revelation when he paid a condolence visit alongside his Deputy, Dr Nasuru Yusuf Gawuna, Majority Leader, State House of Assembly, Labaran Abdul Madari and other top government functionaries, at the family’s residence in Dakata/Kawaji.
“We have good confirmation from the court handling the process that, justice would be done. No stone would be left unturned. Whoever is found guilty of this heinous offence will also face death without wasting any time. As a government we 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” he said
On the speed of the proceeding, he further encouraged that, there would be speedy dispensation of justice, adding that, the “Government will take good care of the family of our late child Hanifa of blessed memory.”