Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Kogi State Command, have arrested Goodness Oshodi, a 19-year-old boy who allegedly buried his step-brother, Friday Oshhodi, alive on the instruction of his mother for stealing N1,000.
The incident happened Tuesday evening at Apamisede Community, in the Adavi Local Government area of the state. The victim was, however, lucky to have been rescued by neighbours.
A witness said the stepmother directed her eldest son to punish Friday for stealing her N1,000
The elder brother, in executing the directive of his mother, first beat Friday to a stupor before deciding to bury him alive.
Speaking on why he decided to bury his brother alive, Goodness said he was only carrying out the instructions of their mother who asked him to punish his sibling for stealing from her and tried to run away with it as he normally does.
According to him, the mother, who instructed him to punish Friday, was away at church when he buried him alive.
The command’s spokesman 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. An investigation is ongoing as to why and how such a thing could happen,” he added.