Tension In Lagos As Muslim Youths Beat Prostitute, Burn Her Alive For keeping The Holy Quran In Her Room
Northern Muslim Youths have beaten a prostitute to death at Alaba Rago, Yaba area of Lagos State and set her corpse ablaze for keeping the Holy Quran in her room.
The lady identified as Hannah Saliu has been killed in Lagos by her customer and his friends during a confrontation over the Holy Quran.
Weetalknaija.com.ng understand that the Alaba Rago area is a place where a lot of Northerners reside. The girl that was killed also came from the North.
This incident occurred in April, barely a few weeks after a second-year student of Home Economics at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto State, Deborah Samuel, was lynched by fellow students over an allegation of blasphemy.
Saliu was killed because she was not supposed to be carrying Quran with the kind of work she was doing.
Punch Newspaper reports that the incident occurred after one of the suspects patronised 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.
Following the allegations and denial, the customer was said to have mobilised 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.
A source who spoke with the newspaper said: “What happened was that the girl was a prostitute and a customer patronised 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 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, confirmed the incident. The Lagos State Police Command has also charged three suspects to court over the incident.