The individual, identified as Egwu Francis Emmanuel, allegedly beat his wife, Mrs. Ezinne, until she became unconscious and threatened that when she regains consciousness he would continue the beating.
The man is in the habit of beating his wife, according to a claim from an eye-witness, but no one is willing to report him to the police because he is feared in the village.
The eye witness said: “This incident in the neighborhood is a repeated occurrence. Even the wife is afraid of running away from the marriage, as she fears what her fate might be. She lies in coma in the Afikpo Medical Center as I speak to you now.
“And the husband continues to brag outside the hospital to pounce on her as soon as she regains consciousness. If I see who would have the confidence to report to the police this young man then I will be most thankful.
“He does all these because the Barrister is his immediate elder brother and he brags that nothing will happen to him. So, I appeal for well-meaning Nigerians to come to her rescue, especially organizations that fight domestic violence.
On 24 December 2015, the couple got married and they have two children.