Jordanian to be deported for beating wife and running shawarma stall

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Jordanian arrested

The Bureau of Immigration is to deport a Jordanian man arrested in Davao City for beating his Filipina wife and working without a permit.

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In a report delivered to Commissioner Jaime Morente, bureau Intelligence Division Acting Chief Fortunato Manahan identified the man as 39-year-old Kamal Isam Kamal Abu Beih, who was arrested on August 9 by operatives of the bureau’s Mindanao Intelligence Task Group (MITG).

Mr Manahan said Commissioner Morente issued a mission order for Abu Beih’s arrest after his estranged wife complained that her philandering husband physically assaulted her two months ago.

“She narrated that her husband continued to threaten and harass her at the police headquarters where she filed a complaint and reported the incident,” Mr Manahan said.

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“He will be deported because we cannot allow undesirable aliens to physically harm and trample on the dignity of our Filipino women.” 

BI Intelligence Officer Melody Gonzales, BI-MITG head, said that the Jordanian was also engaged in gainful activity without the proper visa as it was found that he owned and operated a shawarma business at the Roxas night market in the city.

She added that the couple’s relationship began to turn sour after the Jordanian left his wife, who he married in 2007, to live with another woman.

The victim told police that her husband physically attacked her during a heated argument in their house on June 27. She also said that – in the presence of their young children – he strangled and almost choked her to death.

She further alleged that her husband slammed her against a sliding door, banged her head and slapped her several times.

“Even when they were already at the police station, subject continued to threaten her, disrespecting the police officers who investigated the incident,” Ms Gonzales stated in her report.

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