The suspects have been named as Abubakar Musa, Sarauta Monsur, and Surajo Yusuf, according to a source.
Hannah Saliu, a s3x worker, was allegedly assaulted, stabbed, and burned to death by one of her customers with the help of his pals.
The incident occurred in Lagos State’s Alaba Rago neighborhood.
Saliu was reportedly patronized by one of the suspects, who paid her N1,000 for her services, but the prostitute said that he stole her N5,000 nearly immediately after the customer left the room.
The claim, however, devolved into an altercation, prompting the customer to rally his companions and demand that the missing money be searched in the prostitute’s room.
They discovered a Quran below her pillow while hunting for the money.
The customer and his associates were alleged to be upset by the finding, believing that a prostitute should not be in possession of a Quran.
They then rushed on her, beating and stabbing her before taking her outside and burning her on fire.
“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,” a source quoted by Punch Metro narrated.
The event was also corroborated by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who noted that it occurred in April and that the case is currently in court.
He said, “The case is at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, and three suspects have been charged to court. The incident happened in April.”