CITIZENS COMPASS —For allegedly stealing the sum of N10, 000, a woman and her 19-year-old son have buried her stepson alive.
However, the victim wss fortunate to be exhumed alive while operatives of the Kogi State Police Command have arrested the suspects.
The incident occurred on Tuesday evening, at Apamisede Community, a metropolis of Lokoja.
According to an eyewitness, the stepmother directed her eldest son to punish the boy, Friday, for stealing N10,000
While executing his mother’s directive, he first beat the boy to a pulp and the victim almost lost his two eyes before burying him alive.
The victim was however rescued by neighbours.
Speaking, the suspect said he was only carrying out the instructions of his mother who asked him to punish his brother for stealing her N10,000 and tried to run away as he had always done.
According to him, though his mother had gone to the church, but had left strong instructions for him to punish his brother.
Spokesperson, Kogi state Police Command, William Aya, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect had been arrested and undergoing interrogation, saying “Yes, we are aware. The boy has been arrested and investigation is ongoing as to why and how such a thing could happen.”
Aya said the suspect dug a pit and buried his younger brother alive, adding however, that “he was rescued by neighbours while the suspect has been taken into custody.