By Joe Udo
A lawyer, Barrister Ekere Ebong has beaten up his wife mercilessly and locked her outside in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
According to a video obtained by CONVERSEER on Saturday, Ekong was beating his wife without remorse outside their house at night.
It took the efforts of neighbours to intervene after which Ekong has already inflicted injuries on his wife.
The lawyer couldn’t even care about the mode of dressing of his wife and went rogue against neighbours who aided his wife.
The reason behind Barr. Ekong’s action is yet to be ascertained by our Reporter but Citizen Journalist, Agba Jalingo said the lawyer has been beating his wife for about four years now.
“…When men like him wanted to fight him, he ran inside and locked the burglary. I maintain that men who beat their wives cannot face their fellow men. They are usually lilly livered cowards who cannot stand their male mates.
“Notice that his left hand is already broken, showing signs that violence may have been his stock in trade.
“Kudos to the neighbours who responded and saved what could have turned fatal. They also had to give her a wrapper to cover herself to the shame and disgrace of her husband who should have protected and made sure no one else sees her pants.
“The neighbours said this beast has been doing this for four years. Please he has to be arrested and tamed now before he does the unthinkable,” Jalingo said in one of his social media posts.
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Confirming the incident, Akorede Habeeb Lawal Esq., National Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), said the Human Rights Committee of the NBA will be investigating the matter.
Lawal said the NBA condemns any form of violence against any person, including domestic violence.
“The Nigerian Bar Association has become aware of this disturbing incident.
“Preliminary findings have confirmed that the man in the video is a lawyer by the name, Ekere S. Ebong. The NBA President Y.C. Maikyau SAN has consequently directed NBA Uyo Branch to investigate the incident as a first step in establishing a case of professional misconduct against the lawyer.
“The Human Rights Committee of the NBA will also be looking into the incident with a view to supporting a criminal investigation and prosecution.
“We will update our members and the public.
“Without prejudice to the eventual outcome of the investigation, the NBA condemns in unequivocal terms any form of violence against person, including domestic violence. And our secretariats across our 128 branches are open to receive and act on such complaints by victims,” Lawal said in a statement he shared on X (formerly Twitter).
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