The command, in a statement on Monday in Uyo, said that Ebong, a resident of plot 40, L line, Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo, in a video that recently went viral, “assaulted and dehumanised his wife.”
The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Macdon Odiko, who signed the statement, said that the attack left the victim with “various grievous injuries”.
“Ebong is a habitual perpetrator of violent acts against his wife. He has been that way 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.
“The Commissioner of Police, Mr Olatoye Durosinmi, acting on the advice of the Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Uju Kennedy, ordered the arrest of the suspect to prevent murder and breakdown of law and order.
“The commissioner 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,” Odiko said.
Odiko said that Ebong would have his day in court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
This comes two days after the Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Ohanenye has ordered Ebong’s arrest for assaulting his wife as captured in a viral video.
“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 said in a post on X.
This remains one of the most insane and unbelievable scenes one has seen in the brutalization of women. As I have always emphasised, this is a ‘Renewed Hope’ government and such an act can not be allowed in our country.Ebong was seen 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.