Police Arrest 17-year-old for Burying Brother Alive in Kogi


The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a 17-year-old boy, identified as Goodness Oshodi, who buried his younger brother, Friday Oshodi alive in the State.

ebirareporters.com learnt that Oshodi had accused his younger brother Friday Oshodi of stealing N1,000.

The incident happened at Apamsede, a suburb of Lokoja, the Kogi State capital on Wednesday.

Sources at Apamsede narrated that Friday is noted for stealing, adding that, to check his criminal act, his mother asked his Elder brother Goodness to punish him.

They added that rather than giving Friday tolerable punishment, Goodness led him to a nearby bush and buried him alive.

Our correspondent further gathered that luck, however, ran out of Goodness as he was caught in the heinous crime by some vigilante members in the area who exhumed the body of Friday alive and reported the case to the police.

The Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP. William Ovie Aya confirmed the incident on Wednesday afternoon, saying the Police had arrested Goodness, stressing that the Command had commenced an investigation into the case.

His words, “The suspect has been arrested and taken into custody. The victim is seven years old. Information at our disposal revealed that the victim used to steal. When he stole money, he ran away from the house, but later came back.

“When he came back, he stole another money again. So, the mother instructed his elder brother who is a 17-year-old boy to punish him. So, the brother went ahead to dig the ground to punish him. So, they just want to deal with him, before some nearby neighbours discover what was happening and rescued him”.


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