While the middle-aged woman was savagely beating her stepdaughter, a female soldier ran into the house to intervene, but she was ordered out by the woman’s husband.
Both the husband and wife are now in detention in the 6 Division of Army Barracks of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt Barracks.
The photo of the woman in handcuffs, standing close to the lifeless body of the little girl close to a hospital bed has gone viral.
No statement has been issued by the authorities of the 6 Division of Nigerian Army on the issue.
A month ago, a man was caught on video in Port Harcourt feeding his toddler stepdaughter with her faeces. He has been remanded in Port Harcourt Correctional Centre.