A Nigerian man, 25, has been arrested for stoning his own sons to death simply because they refused to mention God’s name.
Elisha Tari is said to have separated from his wife and to live with the children. He reportedly beat the kids to death with stones and sticks over a misunderstanding.
After his arrest by the police, Tari, a single parent, and a local village musician told reporters,
“It happened last Thursday. 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 kept mute. I also asked them to repeat after me and pronounce “God”; they refused; instead they shouted “fire” and kept yelling “fire” repeatedly.
I got provoked, coupled with the fact that their mother had been gone for over two months; leaving me all alone with all the frustrations of raising them. I’ve tried several times to convince my wife to return home, but she was blocked by her parents.
“In that terrible mood, I must confess I didn’t even know when I reached for stones and repeatedly st@ned both of them, hitting their heads to death,” he said.
Asked if he was under a drug influence or something, Tari admitted, “I smaindina hemp, drink alcohol and inhale snuff. But I don’t do drugs.”