Woman arrested over serious assault charge

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested and charged for allegedly assaulting her 62-year-old mother-in- law at Halavo Village, in Big Ngella, Central Province on July 10, 2018.

Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Central Province Superintendent Patricia Leta says, “The victim is currently admitted at the Tulagi Hospital with swollen ribs, hands and face.

“My officers received the report on July 10 and they attended to it on the July 11, 2018.

“It was alleged that the victim arrived home after been to the garden when she was accused by the alleged suspect as to why her son (her brother in-law) charging his battery using her (the suspect’s) solar.

“The suspect was reportedly very angry and allegedly bashed her mother in-law and damaged her properties.

“She also damaged her brother in-law’s properties.

“I wish to remind all good families of Central Province not to resort to violence if there is any disagreement within the family.

“There are peaceful ways to address problems.

“I also wish to thank my hard working officers for attending to the report in a timely manner.”

The suspect will appear in court at a later date for her trial.


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