Man charged for allegedly injuring wife in Makira

A man in his 30s has been remanded to appear before the Eastern Magistrate Court in Kirakira on April 26, 2018, on one count of grievous harm.

It is alleged the man attacked his wife on March 29, 2018 after a heated argument as the man was allegedly under the influence of alcohol.

The matter was reported to Kirakira police after which an investigation was carried out resulting in the arrest of the man on April 13, 2018.

Makira-Ulawa Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Superintendent Pete Sitai says, “The successful arrest of the man involved was possible through assistance from the public who came forward to the police with information.

“Let me remind the good people of Makira-Ulawa Province, the alleged incident appeared to have been started from a domestic row which resulted in the injury of the woman’s jaw.

“We should not treat domestic issues as private matters any more but it’s a crime. I encourage people to report to police any similar incident that happens in our private homes.

“This is to prevent unwanted incidents occurring in our homes to ensure we have safer homes for all family members.

“I call on married couples to always communicate with each for a better understanding of whatever issues to avoid heated up arguments that may result in injury of another person or both.”

The man’s wife has been receiving medical treatment at the Kirakira Hospital.


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