Promise Cletus aged 32 was on Tuesday remanded in Port Harcourt Correctional Centre by Chief Magistrate Court 8 in Port Harcourt presided over by Chief Magistrate F.N Amanze Esq over charges bordering on alleged taking away of 15-month-old child.
The charge read: “That you Promise Cletus ‘m’ on the 1st day of December, 2021 at Iwofe in Port Harcourt magisterial district did take away one King David Saroz ‘m’ one year and three months from the custody of his mother, one Mary Victor ‘f’ and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 27(2) (b) (c) of Child’s Right Act, cap 50 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2003.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge and the Chief Magistrate remanded the defendant and adjourned to January 21, 2022 for hearing.
Our correspondent reports that the defendant had no legal representation while Jane O. A. James Esq and Esther Anchor Korienta were holding watching brief for Legal Care Advocacy Foundation and International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) respectively.