Nigerian female cinematographer and award winning Director, Kemi Adetiba has recounted a true life story of a lady who reportedly manipulated her kids to kill their dad.
According to Kemi Adetiba, the woman who was tired of her marriage but didn’t seek divorce, roped her kids (12years and below) into the murder of their father. She disclosed that the lady told her kids to dig a hole, not knowing that it was their father’s grave. For 28 years the kids lived with the guilt of the incident, until one of them now 40 reported the incident to the police.
Here’s what Kemi Adetiba wrote below;
This is coming months after Justice Nayai Aganaba, Bayelsa State High Court, sentenced 30-year-old Victoria Gagariga to death by hanging for killing her husband, Henry Gagariga, on February 4, 2015 at their residence along Ebisam Road in Akenfa, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The deceased, a lawyer from Sagbama Local Government Area and his wife Victoria from Brass Local Government Area and staff of the Bayelsa Arts and Culture, had been cohabiting for years before they decided to legalise their union in 2014, though it was yet to produce children before the unfortunate incident.
Victoria was said to have stabbed Henry on the neck on the faithful day after a misunderstanding between the couple and was confirmed dead by doctors at the hospital. Justice Aganaba, before reading his judgement, said the prosecution called six witnesses and produced seven exhibits while the defence only had one witness who happened to be the accused.
Aganaba, who went through records of cross –examination of the witnesses, noted that the onus of proof that the accused committed the murder of Henry Gagariga rested with the prosecution, in line with the three ingredients to prove a murder case namely that the deceased died, that the death of the deceased was caused by the accused and that the action of the accused which caused the death of the deceased was intentional with the knowledge that death or grievous bodily harm was its probable consequence.