Women in Uyo metropolis on Monday staged a peaceful demonstration in protest against the beating of one Mrs Ebong by her husband, Barrister Ekere Sunday Ebong, which video was trending on social media
The group led by the commissioner of Women Affairs Dr Ini Adiakpan walked through the major streets before converging at the judiciary headquarters, where they demanded justice for the assaulted woman.
Clad in black attire, the women sang solidarity songs pouring invectives on the suspect with the rendition “We no go gree oo’ we no go gree” They also displayed placards of various inscriptions
Some of the inscriptions read “Women are not punch bags, “Barr Ekere Ebong must go off the bar,” “Women rights are human rights,” “Love a woman, don’t beat a woman,” among others.
Addressing the group, the commissioner, noted that the state government has zero tolerance for gender-based violence and indeed any other form of violence, adding that “women must ensure that justice is served”.
Meanwhile, the governor, pastor Umo Eno, through his Chief Press Secretary, Ekerete Udoh, has promised to assist the victim in getting justice in line with the provisions of the law against Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
The governor, while calling on the Nigerian Bar Association, to also institute disciplinary measures to punish Mr. Ebong, whose conduct as a lawyer, he said “is against the values and ethics of the noble profession”, said, “Mr. Ebong’s outrageous and egregious display of violence is totally alien to our culture and he will face the full wrath of the law.”