Kogi State Command has arrested Goodness Oshodi, a 19-year-old boy who allegedly buried his step-brother, Friday Oshhodi, for allegedly stealing N1000.
The incident happened Tuesday evening October 10, 2023, at Apamisede Community, in Adavi Local Government Area of the state.
The victim was however lucky to have been rescued by neighbours.
According to eyewitness accounts, Goodness’ mother had directed him to punish Friday for allegedly stealing her N1000.
It was gathered that Goodness beat Friday to stupor before burying him alive.
Speaking on why decided to bury his brother alive, Goodness said he was only carrying out the instructions of their mother who asked him to punish his brother for allegedly stealing her N1000 and trying to run away.
According to him, the mother, who instructed him to punish Friday, was away to church when he buried him alive.
Spokesperson of the command, SP William Aya, who confirmed the incident, said the boy has been arrested and undergoing interrogation.
“Yes, we are aware. The boy has been arrested, investigation is ongoing as to why and how such a thing could happen,” the PPRO added.
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