Operatives of the Nigerian Police, Kogi State Command, have arrested Goodness Oshodi, a 19 years old boy who allegedly buried his step-brother, Friday Oshhodi, alive on the instruction of his mother for stealing N10,000.
The incident happened Tuesday evening 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, the step-mother of the boy directed her eldest son to punish Friday for stealing her N10,000.
The elder brother in executing the directive of his mother first beat Friday to stupor before deciding to bury 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 stealing her N10,000 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.
The state police public relations officer, 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,” he said.