Lady burn to death over possession of Quran in Lagos
Three people have been detained in Lagos after setting a woman on fire for having a Quran.
According to Newsgh1, a woman named Hannab Saliu AKA Shan was beaten and burned to death after being
spotted clutching the Muslim ‘book of peace,’ the Quran, on a Lagos street.
Saliu was reportedly requested to reveal her religious affiliation before she was slain, according to Newsgh1.
She was slain and burned to death for blasphemy since she was unable to do so.
The incident occurred in the Alaba Rago neighborhood of Ojo, Lagos, when the deceased, Shaba, was confronted for supposed blasphemy.
Three of the perpetrators, Abubakar Musa, 32, Sarauta Monsur, 31, and Surajo Yusuf, have been apprehended and charged in court with the alleged murder of the woman by intentional killing.
The suspects and others who are still at large, according to police sources, mobilized and assaulted her with
sticks and bottles.
They fetched some fuel and lit her fire after she collapsed due to severe bleeding.
The suspects were apprehended and brought to the SCID in Yaba for investigation, while others were alleged
to remain on the loose.
The Police deemed them guilty after a thorough interview and charged them with conspiracy and murder before the Ebute Metta Magistrates Court, where they face life in jail if proved guilty.
However, when they were arraigned, the court did not accept their plea because the prosecution, led by
Inspector Olatunde Kehinde, sought that the matter be transferred to the DPP for consideration since the alleged conduct was a capital crime punishable by death.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. F.M.Kayode Alamu, ordered their detention in jail until the DPP’s recommendation was completed, and told the prosecutor to duplicate the file and transmit it to the DPP.
The case has been postponed until June 29, 2022, to allow for the publication of the DPP’s report, which will
decide whether or not the matter is taken to the High Court.