MAN STONES HIS SONS TO DEATH OVER “DISRESPECT TO GOD”.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on August 23, 2022
A 25-year-old Nigerian man, Elisha Tari, on Monday said he stoned his two children, aged 3 and 5 to death for refusing to pronounce “God” as he instructed them.
The incident occurred at Himike village in the Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, North-east Nigeria.
Tari, who is a single parent and a local village musician, narrated his side of the story after his arrest and questioning.
It happened last Thursday, while I was preparing their meal, I enquired to know if they had any idea when their mother would forgive me and return home to us; they didn’t say a word.
Again, I also asked them to repeat after me and pronounce God; they refused, instead they shouted fire and kept yelling fire, repeatedly.
I got incensed, coupled with the fact that their mother had been gone for over two months; leaving just me alone, with all the frustrations of raising them all by myself.
I have tried several times to placate my wife to return home but was blocked by her parents.
In that terrible mood, I must confess I didn’t even know when I reached for stones and repeatedly stoned both of them, hitting their head to death.
Asked if he was under any drug influence or something related, The 25-year-old admitted;
I smoke Indian hemp, drink alcohol, and inhale snuff. But I don’t do hard drugs.