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According to SP Williams, the police are looking for the father of the young boy, identified as Oshodi to also hear from him.


     The Nigerian police have said that the father of an 11-year-old boy buried alive by his stepbrother in Apamsede, Kogi, is on the run.

This was revealed to journalists by the Kogi Command spokesperson, SP Williams Ovye-Aya. 

According to SP Williams, the police are looking for the father of the young boy, identified as Oshodi to also hear from him. 

But a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the district head of Apamsede, Garba Ahmed, disclosed that on the day of the incident, the father of the boy, stepmother and stepson were summoned to the palace of the traditional ruler of the area to find out what led to the incident – burying of the boy alive.

“When they came to the chief’s palace, Mr Oshodi, the father of the 11-year-old boy, was present at the palace when both the stepson and stepmother gave reasons for their action.

“The boy’s father probably ran away when we insisted on inviting the police to handle the matter,” Mr Ahmed was quoted by NAN.

He said the suspects’ family would be made to offer sacrifices to cleanse the land, after which they would be banished.


“Once the stepmother and her son finished facing the wrath of the law, we shall banish them from this land.

“But before we banish them, we will ensure that the family offer a sacrifice to cleanse the land,” he added.

On Saturday morning, the police squad that escorted the boy’s stepmother to their Apamsede home noticed that the shovel and cutlass reportedly used in burying the teenager were missing.

Despite the fact that the residence was locked, the police team noticed certain alterations in the setting compared to what they witnessed on Friday during their visit.

“Somebody must have entered this your house. Yesterday, when we came here, the house was locked, and the window curtain inside wasn’t down, as we can see now.

“Some of the things that we met outside here yesterday are no more here. Somebody must have come around here,” the police said.

The police had to break the lock to gain entrance into the house as the woman claimed she had no key.


“Where’s the shovel and cutlass you said were in the house? This is because nothing is here. Somebody must have packed the valuables here,” one of the officers said.

SaharaReporters on Wednesday reported that the young boy was rescued by some concerned citizens in the Apamisede area of Lokoja, Kogi State’s capital. 


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