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Women Affairs Minister Orders Arrest Of Uyo Lawyer For Assaulting Wife

Mr Ebong was captured in a viral video standing over his bloodied wife who was in her underwear.


In this file photo, a police officer hold bunch of handcuffs at SARS headqurters in Abuja on October 3rd, 2020 PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

The Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Ohanenye, has ordered the arrest of an Uyo-based lawyer Mr Ebong who was captured in a viral video assaulting his wife. 

Mr Ebong was captured in the video standing over his bloodied wife who was in her underwear while several people intervened stopping him from beating her.

A bystander also accused the man of beating his wife for more than four years

After the video went viral, the minister in a post on her X handle, said:  “Federal Ministry of Women Affairs Nigeria has ordered the arrest of this demonized lawyer Mr Ebong, who must face the law squally and I promise this act can not be swept under the carpet.”

 

Ohanenye insisted the lawyer would face the law irrespective of the wife’s refusal to push for prosecution.

“Even if the woman decides she doesn’t want her husband to be sued, due to family pressure. the man must face the law as justice will have its way,” she maintained and reiterated the ministry’s commitment to ending gender-based violence in the country

“This remains one of the most insane and unbelievable scenes one has seen in the brutalization of women,” she added.  “As I have always emphasised, this is a ‘Renewed Hope’ government and such an act can not be allowed in our country.”