A father identified as Chinedu Anthony has been remanded in the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Port Harcourt by a Magistrate court in Port Harcourt.
The man was remanded for alleged attempt to murder his five-year-old son.
The Court also remanded Anthony’s partner, Chiwendu Nwokoike, under whose watch the five-year-old boy was domestically abused.
Anthony and his partner were arraigned for the attempted murder of little Goodluck Chinedu who they locked up in a cage at the back of their home for more than a week in Port Harcourt.
Both of them were arrested after their neighbours alerted a lawyer who contacted the Federation of International Women Lawyers (FIDA) to rescue the boy.
Magistrate Nnenna Ezeobuzuor, who declined jurisdiction to entertain the matter advised that the case file be transferred to the DPP for legal advice.