• Muslim cleric, daughter allegedly distribute poisonous ‘akara’ to beggars in Lagos

    Muslim cleric, daughter allegedly distribute poisonous ‘akara’ to beggars in Lagos

    A 50-year-old Muslim cleric, Mohammed Yusuf, and daughter, Salamat, 18, were on Tuesday arraigned at a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly distributing poisoned “akara’’, a local snack, to beggars.

    The Yusufs, who are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and attempted murder, were alleged to have inserted needles in the snack before giving them to beggars.

    The Prosecuting State Counsel, Barr. Ben Ekundayo, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on Aug. 5 at about 2 p.m. at Offin […]