A 30-year-old man, Francis Silas was arrested by the police in Rivers State on December 30, 2019 after the video showing him forcing his daughter to eat faeces went viral on social media.
A Chief Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, January 7, has remanded Francis Silas in prison for compelling his 4 -year-old daughter to eat her own feaces.
The Court issued the remand order after arguments for his bail failed before Chief Magistrate John Enyindah following an application by the complainants, the Federation of International Women Lawyers, FIDA.
Defense Counsel, EE Essien had asked for bail of her client, Silas arguing that the prosecution cannot appropriate and re-appropriate at the same time.
Essien asked the court to discountenance the application for amendment of charges and go on with the charge preferred against the defendant.
But FIDA Lawyers, led by Nnenna Igboukwu opposed Essien’s bail application, insisting that the suspect was not properly charged.
Chief Magistrate John Enyindah declined the application and adjourned to January 14 for continuation of hearing.
Recall that the 30-year-old father of 2, Francis Silas who hails from Akwa-Ibom State was arrested by the police in Rivers State on December 30, 2019 after the video showing him forcing his daughter went viral on social media.
Francis Silas who is facing three- count charge was also accused of assaulting his daughter.