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Police arrest alleged serial kidnapper in Edo, nab boy who purportedly buried brother alive in Kogi

Operatives of Edo State Police Command have arrested a 25-year-old Fulani herdsman, Idris Amedu, over his alleged involvement in a series of kidnappings in the Niger Delta region.

The spokesperson for the state command, Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the arrest, said the suspect known as Dogo, was alleged to be the head of a notorious kidnapping syndicate that allegedly killed some policemen recently.

He said Dogo, who was previously declared wanted by the police, was arrested at Ahor community near Benin City, when he emerged from a bush with a bag containing items allegedly belonging to one of his victims at about 10 pm on September 20.

He added, “His arrest followed a reliable intelligence report received by detectives at Egba police station in the Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of the state.

“Items recovered from the suspect include eight different Automated Teller Machine cards of local and foreign banks; a British residence permit; foreign cards bearing Mr. Afam Ogbu (with the photograph), and Mrs. Ogbu Mary Theresa; passport photographs of a white lady and that of three young black men.

“Also recovered are a company’s staff I.D. card with a photograph and name of Oguejiofor John Uchenna, an ATM card belonging to one Favour Obayuwana, international passports of foreigners, a pair of female wedding rings and necklaces,” he added.

Amedu, who denied involvement in kidnappings, claimed he picked up the bag by the roadside and was on his way to a nearby police station to hand it over to the law enforcement agents when the police nabbed him.

The PPRO confirmed that the investigation has commenced, adding that the suspect will soon be charged to court.

In Kogi State, the Police Command has arrested one Goodness Oshodi for allegedly burying his younger brother, Friday Oshodi, alive for stealing N10, 000 belonging to their mother.

The incident reportedly occurred at Apamisede community near Army Barracks, Adavi Local Government Area on the outskirts of Lokoja, Kogi State.

The boy was, however, lucky as a good Samaritan exhumed him and saved his life.

According to an eyewitness who preferred anonymity, the mother of the boy directed her eldest son, Goodness Oshodi to punish Friday for stealing N10, 000.

The elder brother in executing the directive of his mother decided to bury Friday alive until a Good Samaritan neighbour came to his rescue.

Speaking further, the eyewitness disclosed that when he was asked why he decided to bury his brother alive, Goodness said that he was only carrying out the instructions of their mother who asked him to punish his brother for stealing her N10, 000.

The eyewitness stated further that when Goodness was asked about the whereabouts of their mother, he said their mother was away at church.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP William Aya, who confirmed the incident, said that the boy has been arrested and undergoing interrogation.

“Yes, we are aware. The boy (Goodness) has been arrested. Investigation is ongoing as to why and how such a thing could happen,” Aya said.

According to him, Goodness went and dug a pit, and buried his brother alive. However, Friday was rescued by neighbours while the suspect, Goodness, has been taken into custody.

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