Man arrested over wounding of wife



ATOIFI police on Sunday arrested a 49-year-man over the alleged unlawful wounding of his spouse.

The man from Gwali village in east Kwaio was arrested for cutting his wife’s left ear after a family disagreement.

Malaita Provincial Police Commander Timothy Apaesi said the man was arrested and transported to Auki on Monday night.

Mr Apaesi said the man is currently in police custody and police is working on legal processes for his remand.

Apaesi said police report has it that the man used a knife and cut his wife’s ear.

He adds that the injury has been reported as minor, however explains that a crime has been committed, as far as police is concerned.

Apaesi said after the incident the woman was brought to Atoifi hospital for treatment and is now recovering.

He adds that earlier the same person was arrested for a case relating to domestic violence and was also remanded by Auki Police.

Apaesi calls on public in Malaita province to always be mindful of the law.

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