A 25-year-old man, Elisha Tari, has confessed that he killed his two sons (3 and 5 years old respectively) because they were shouting fire, fire on me when he asked them to say God.
“When I asked them to say “God” they, instead, said ‘fire and kept saying fire, fire, instead of God.’ I became irritated and provoked by their action as a result which I picked up stones and hit them on their heads to death.”
Tari, who was arrested by the Adamawa State Police Command for killing two of his children, confessed: “I smoke indian hemp, drink alcohol and inhale snuff. I do not in any way take tramol or any other hard drugs.”
He also claimed that he has a psychological problem, and was once tied with chains because of a mental disorder.
Tari’s trouble, according to source, might have started when his wife and the mother of the deceased children left him over two months ago, and all efforts to make her return proved abortive.
According to the source, the suspected killer went to his in-laws on several occasions to persuade their daughter to return home, but his in-laws denied him access to his wife and instead kept on deceiving him.
It was gathered that the deceased children had met their father on that fateful day while he was cooking and he asked them when their mother is returning home.
Tari is an indigene of Himike village in Michika Local Government Area of the State.
He was paraded by the police yesterday, August 22 before newsmen who subjected him to questions. He is a traditional musician.