There was tension in Apamsede, a suburb of Lokoja, the Kogi State capital on Wednesday as a 17-year-old boy, identified as Goodness Oshodi, was accused of burying his younger brother, Friday Oshodi alive.
Oshodi was said to have perpetrated the act because his brother allegedly stole N1,000.
According to a source within the area, the mother of the boys had ordered the eldest boy to punish Friday, who is known for stealing, rather, Goodness led his brother to a nearby bush and buried him alive.
However, luck 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.”