FIDA Condemns Burying Boy Alive in Kogi

The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has strongly condemned the horrifying act of burying 11-year-old Friday Oshodi alive in Kogi State. Ajuma Lilian Okolo, the Chairperson of FIDA in Kogi State, expressed deep concern in a statement on Saturday, denouncing the act as wicked, heartless, and incompatible with the values of a modern society.

Okolo affirmed FIDA’s commitment to ensuring that justice is served for all those involved in the heinous crime. She also mentioned that the organization is actively collaborating with relevant authorities to take immediate action to rescue and restore the victim’s life.

The FIDA Chairperson emphasized the importance of protecting the rights of children in Nigeria, urging citizens to ensure their well-being. Okolo highlighted the significance of the Violence Against Person Prohibition (VAPP) Law, which aims to prevent any form of maltreatment or violence against children. FIDA stands firm in advocating for the rights of children and working towards the enforcement of laws that safeguard their well-being.

“When I saw the viral video of how this young boy was buried alive by his stepbrother, I couldn’t hold back my tears. This is wickedness at its peak. All those involved in this wicked act will not go unpunished. FIDA, in collaboration with other NGOs, will ensure that the culprits will face the maximum wrath of the law. For the victim, FIDA is also arranging for the boy to live a normal life among his peers,” she said.

It was reported that Goodness Oshodi allegedly buried his younger brother, Friday Oshodi, alive as punishment for stealing money.

The incident occurred at Silo community in Apamisede, Zango Daji, Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State.