Lagos, Nigeria: Ashawo woman b,eaten to death by her customer and friends for keeping Quran under pillow

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A commercial sex worker, Hannah Saliu has been beaten to death and her body set ablaze by a client after he noticed she had kept the Holy Quran in her room where she practices her trade.

In connection with that three suspects have been charged in court for the murder. PUNCH reports that one of the suspects was said to have patronized 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.

PUNCH says a heated argument ensued which prompted him to mobilise 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.

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Consequently, Saliu was questioned for possessing the Quran with the kind of job she was doing, adding that the customer and his friends, who became infuriated by the discovery, pounced on her, beat her up and set her ablaze.

The source 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.

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“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, who confirmed the incident said, “The case is at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, and three suspects have been charged to court. The incident happened in April.”

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