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3 faces jail term after burning a lady to death over possession of Quran in Lagos

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Three suspects have been arrested after setting a lady ablaze for the possession of quran in Lagos.

TopNaija reports that a lady, identified as Hannab Saliu AKA Shan was attacked and burnt to death after she was caught holding the Muslim ‘book of peace’, quran in the street of Lagos .

TopNaija understands that before Saliu was murdered, she was allegedly asked to disclose her religious status. As she was unable to do so, she was murdered and burnt to death for blasphemy.

The incident was said to have happened at Alaba Rago area of Ojo, Lagos, where the deceased, Shaba was accosted for the alleged blasphemy.

Three of the suspects behind the act, Abubakar Musa, 32, Sarauta Monsur, 31 and Surajo Yusuf, have been arrested and charged before the Court for the alleged murder by willfully killing the lady.

According to Police sources, the suspects and others now at large mobilized, and attacked her with sticks and bottles.

She fell down due to profuse bleeding before they brought some petrol and set her ablaze.

The Police, who trailed and arrested the suspects, transferred them to the SCID, Yaba, for investigation while others were said to be at large.

After thorough interrogation, the Police found them culpable and subsequently charged them before the Ebute Metta Magistrates Court for conspiracy and murder, which attracts life imprisonment if they are tried and found guilty before the Court.

However, the court did not take their plea when they were arraigned because the prosecution, Inspector Olatunde Kehinde, requested that the case be referred to the DPP for consultation because the alleged act was a capital offense punishable by death.

Mrs. F.M.Kayode Alamu, the Presiding Magistrate, ordered their remand in custody until the conclusion of the DPP’s advice, and instructed the prosecutor to copy the file and send it to the DPP.

The case was postponed until June 29, 2022, to allow for the release of the DPP’s report, which will determine whether the case would be forwarded to the High Court or not.

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