A/Ibom Police Arrest Lawyer For Assaulting Wife

An Akwa Ibom-based lawyer Ekere Sunday Ebong, accused of assaulting his wife, identified as Kufre has been arrested by the State Police Command.

The 55-year-old lawyer was arrested following a viral video where he was seen assaulting his wife and causing her bodily injury.

In the video, the suspect despite appeals from neighbours who cautioned him, was seen assaulting his wife who was half dressed. The suspect repeatedly hit his wife while demanding keys.

The husband later locked her out with neighbours coming to her rescue.

One of the neighbours, who was heard asking the man why he beat his wife every night, asked the woman to stay in his house.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, in a press release on Monday in Uyo, noted that the suspect was a habitual wife beater and would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded on the matter.

The statement noted, “In a video that went viral, the suspect assaulted his wife, dehumanised her, leading to various grievous injuries. He is a known habitual perpetrator of violent acts against his wife over the years.

“As an agency saddled with the protection of lives and property and maintenance of law and order, we cannot allow Barrister Ebong to continue this flagrant abuse of human rights. Hence, the Commissioner of Police, CP Olatoye Durosinmi, ordered the arrest of the suspect to prevent murder and breakdown of law and order.

“The CP has warned perpetrators of violent crimes in the state to desist forthwith while urging family members to endeavour to resolve disputes amicably rather than resorting to violent attacks.”

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