Kogi State Police Command has arrested Goodness Oshodi, a 19 year-old boy who allegedly buried his step-brother, Friday Oshodi, for stealing N1000.

The incident happened Tuesday evening October 10, 2023, at Apamisede Community, in Adavi Local Government Area of the state.

According to eyewitness accounts, Goodness’ mother had directed him to punish Friday for stealing her N1000.

It was gathered that Goodness beat Friday to stupor before buried him alive.The victim was however lucky to have been rescued by neighbours.


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 stealing her N1000 and tried to run away with it as he normally does.

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 PRO added.