A woman identified as a sex worker, Hannah Saliu has been reportedly lynched for allegedly keeping the Quran in her room, in Lagos state.
The incident was said to have happened at Alaba Rago axis of Ojo Local Government Area of the state.
According to reports, the deceased was killed after a disagreement with a man who patronised her for sex.
The man reportedly paid N1,000 to Saliu for her services, but after he left the room, the deceased discovered that her N5,000 was missing.
The deceased was said to have accosted the man and challenged him for stealing her money; a development which snowballed into a spat.
During the scuffle, the customer reportedly mobilised his friends for a search of Saliu’s room for the missing money.
While they were searching for the money in Saliu’s room, they reportedly found the Quran under her pillow.
Angered by the discovery, the customer and his friends reportedly challenged the deceased for keeping the Quran despite the nature of her work, and subsequently beat her to death and set the corpse ablaze.
The Lagos police command has charged three suspects to court for the alleged killing of the deceased.