Akwa Ibom lawyer Ekere Ebong seen assaulting wife in viral video arrested

Akwa Ibom lawyer Ekere Ebong caught assaulting wife

Akwa Ibom Police Command has arrested lawyer Ekere Ebong who was recorded assaulting his wife at night around their residence in Uyo.

Spokesperson of the Command Odiko Macdon said in a statement on Monday that Mr Ebong, 55, was arrested at his Ewet Housing Estate residence in Uyo.

“The suspect assaulted his wife, and 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 Ebong to continue this flagrant abuse of human rights, hence, the Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durosinmi ordered the arrest of the suspect to prevent murder and breakdown of law and order,” Macdon said.

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The lawyer would be arraigned as soon as the investigation is concluded, the police spokesperson added.

In the viral video, the assaulted woman is seen with a bloodied face, wearing only her underwear. The assaulted woman breathes heavily while crying for help as neighbours who were filming the incident come to her rescue.

A man’s voice could be heard from the background rebuking Ebong for assaulting his wife.

“What are you doing? Look at the way this woman is bleeding. Jesus Christ!” The man said to Ebong who appeared unperturbed and was asking the wife to give him a key.