Jordanian wife-beater nabbed

August 30, 2019

A Jordanian national was arrested by immigration agents in Davao City for allegedly beating up his Filipina wife and working in the country without a permit.

Bureau of Immigration (BI) intelligence division chief Fortunato S. Manahan, Jr. identified the foreigner as Kamal Isam Kamal Abu Beih, 39, who was arrested last August 9 by operatives from the bureau’s Mindanao Intelligence Task Group (MITG).

It was learned that the BI 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,” Manahan said.   

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

A report from 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.