The practice of burying 11-year-old Friday Oshodi alive in Kogi State has been criticized by the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA).
In a statement released on Saturday, Ajuma Lilian Okolo, chairperson of FIDA in Kogi State, condemned the incident as “wicked, heartless, and unacceptable in today’s society.”
Okolo said that FIDA will make sure the perpetrators of the crime are brought to justice, and that the group is already in contact with legitimate authorities to help the victim recover.
Furthermore, the FIDA Chairperson emphasized that the Violence Against Person Prohibition (VAPP) Law will guarantee that no kid is subjected to any type of maltreatment, calling on all Nigerians to do their part to defend children’s rights.
I couldn’t help but cry when I saw the viral video of the little boy being buried alive by his stepbrother. This is the height of evil. No one involved in this evil deed will escape retribution.
Together with other NGOs, FIDA will bring the full force of the law down on the perpetrators. She added, “FIDA is also making arrangements for the victim youngster to live a normal life among his classmates.
According to the rumor mill, Goodness Oshodi punished his younger brother Friday Oshodi by burying him alive for the crime of theft.
has learned that the incident happened in the Silo village of Apamisede, Zango Daji, Adavi Local Government Area, Kogi State.