Customer, Friend, Burn Woman in Lagos for Possessing Quran Inside Hotel
A young woman’s life has been cut short by some youths in the name of religion. The lady identified as Hannah Saliu was beaten to death and her corpse set ablaze for keeping the Holy Quran in her room despite the fact that she works as a prostitute.
The incident occurred after one of the suspects who patronized her and after having fun with her, paid her N1,000 for the service. The customer was said to have left her room when she suddenly discovered that her N5,000 had gone missing.
He, Tomer, was said to have mobilized his friends to Saliu’s room to search for the missing money. While searching the place, the friends reportedly found a Quran underneath her pillow.
An eye witness said: “What happened was that the girl was a prostitute and a customer patronized her and after sleeping with her, the customer paid N1,000 for her service. “But when the customer was leaving, he stole the prostitute’s N5,000 and after discovering that her money had gone missing, the prostitute chased him to ask for her money.
“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. 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 anger 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, confirmed the incident. The Lagos state Police Command has also charged three suspects to court over the incident.