“I want to eliminate her completely from this world. That was why I dug this grave to put her inside and cover her.”
Businessman, Tersso Philip has been apprehended for attempting to bury his wife, Mary alive in Nasarawa State.
The once-loving husband is up in arms against his wife after finding that she was pregnant for his friend and consequently resolved to bury her alive for her alleged act of infidelity.
Tersso had dug a grave in which he planned to bury Mary, whose pregnancy for Tersso’s friend, Aondowase Chiahemba, was already three months old.
However, the timely intervention of the leaders of the community and the police, however, saved Mary as Philip was arrested and taken into custody before he could complete the execution of his plan.
Tersso, 49, who holds a diploma certificate, said their 10-year-old marriage went on well.
“Even though the fertility challenge was there, we were finding ways to address it,” he said, noting that his wife suddenly lost patience “and decided to have sex with my friend when I was sick.
“I am fully aware that people were talking and asking questions. My family members were no longer comfortable with the way things were going; that we got married for over 10 years now without any issue, and we were tracing the issue. But she lost patience and went into a deal with my friend.
“My anger is with my wife. When she told me that she was pregnant, both of us knew that I was not responsible for it, because we did not have sex during my sickness.
“She has shamed me. She has ruined my life and I have decided that if I have my way, I will pay her back in almost the same way by burying her alive because I don’t want to see her any longer in my life.
“I want to eliminate her completely from this world. That was why I dug this grave to put her inside and cover her.
“I did not believe my friend would ever contemplate doing such to me, especially when I was down. But both of them have proved me wrong.”