By Frank Ulom
The Police in Akwa Ibom have arrested 55-year-old lawyer, Barr. Ekere Sunday Ebong for beating and inflicting injuries on his wife.
Ebong was arrested after a video of him manhandling his wife (to the extent that neighbours had to intervene) went viral.
A statement by SP Odiko MacDon, Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) in Akwa Ibom on Monday, said the lawyer is known for his habitual act of violence against his wife.
MacDon said Ebong who resides at plot 40 L line Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo, the state capital, will be charged to court after they conclude investigations.
“The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested one Barr. Ekere Sunday Ebong, 55 years of plot 40 L line Ewet Housing Estate.
“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.
“Barr Sunday Ebong will have his day in court as soon as investigation is concluded,” the Police statement said in part.
It added, “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.”
CONVERSEER reports that it took the help of neighbours to save Mrs Ebong from her husband’s fist.