Three suspects have been charged to court for allegedly beating a prostitute, Hannah Saliu, to death and setting her corpse ablaze for keeping the Holy Quran in her room at the Alaba Rago area of Lagos State.
According to our source, a source identified the suspects as Abubakar Musa, Sarauta Monsur, and Surajo Yusuf.
One of the suspects was said to have patronised Saliu and after having sex with her, he reportedly paid her N1,000 for the service and left her room.
The deceased suddenly discovered that her N5,000 had gone missing and reportedly ran after the customer and accused him of stealing her money.
The accusation, however, degenerated into an argument.
“The Northerners, who were with the customer that the girl accused of stealing her money, asked if she was sure that he stole her money. So, they decided to go and search her room where she attended to her customers.
The customer was said to have mobilised his friends to Saliu’s room to search for the missing money.
“While searching the room, they found Quran under her pillow and started asking what she was using the Quran for as a prostitute. So, they started attacking her; they stabbed her, took her out and set her ablaze.
“The incident happened at Alaba Rago, where a lot of Northerners reside. The girl that was killed also came from the North. Their grouse was that she was not supposed to be carrying Quran because of the kind of work she was doing.”
The state Police Public Relations, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident said, “The case is at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, and three suspects have been charged to court.