The Kogi State Police command had on Thursday 11, October 2023, arrested a boy identified as Goodness Oshodi who allegedly buried his younger brother Friday Oshodi for stealing 10,000 that belong to their mother.
The incident took place at Apamisede community near Army Barracks, Adavi Local Government Area on the outskirts of Lokoja, Kogi State.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP William Aya, who confirmed the incident said that the boy has been arrested and undergoing interrogation.
“Yes, we are aware. The boy (Goodness Oshodi) has been arrested. Investigation is ongoing as to why and how such a thing could happen,” Aya said.
According to him, “Goodness went and dug a pit, and buried his brother alive. However, Friday was rescued by neighbours while the suspect, Goodness has been taken into custody.”
An eyewitness who preferred anonymity said, “the mother of the boy directed her eldest son, Goodness Oshodi to punish the younger brother Friday Oshodi for stealing N10,000. The elder brother in executing the directive of his mother decided to bury Friday alive until a good Samaritan neighbour came to his rescue.”
Speaking further, the eyewitness said, “when he (Goodness) was asked why he decided to bury his brother alive, Goodness said that he was only carrying out the instructions of their mother who asked him to punish his brother for stealing her N10,000.”
The eyewitness further said when Goodness was asked about the whereabouts of their mother, he said their mother was away at church.