The Kogi State Government has pledged to prosecute all individuals involved in the horrific incident where an 11-year-old boy, Friday Oshodi, was buried alive.
The State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Fatima Kabir Buba, confirmed the government’s commitment during an interview in Lokoja.
She revealed that the victim, Friday Oshodi, has been rescued from his abusive family and is currently under the care of the ministry.
According to Buba, the ministry received information indicating that the boy was subjected to maltreatment by his stepmother and brother.
The prime suspect, Goodness Oshodi, who allegedly ordered the heinous act, is now in police custody.
The government is ensuring that justice is served, and the victim will be placed in an orphanage home where he will receive proper care and support.
The commissioner emphasized the government’s determination to protect the rights of children and warned that guardians found mistreating their wards will face legal consequences.
She assured the public that the woman responsible for this appalling crime will be apprehended and held accountable for her actions.
This incident has shocked the community, highlighting the importance of safeguarding the well-being and safety of vulnerable individuals, especially children, within society.