Man, who assaulted ex-wife, warned not to repeat offence

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A JUDGE has warned a man who assaulted his ex-wife in 2019 not to repeat the offence if he plans to remarry, after placing him on a one-year good behaviour bond.
Justice George Manuhu told Oscar Francis, 31, of Giwambungwak village in Wantoat, Morobe, that he should treat any future wife better.
He imposed a four-year jail term on Francis at the National Court in Waigani yesterday, then deducted one year and eight months for the time spent in custody, then exercised his discretion to suspend the remaining two years and four months. He placed Francis on a one-year good behaviour bond.
Francis had admitted that he had assaulted his wife in Port Moresby on Dec 16, 2019. “If you are caught breaking any laws, you will come back and serve the (jail) terms the court removed,” Justice Manuhu said.
“I have faith in you that if you re-marry later in life, you will not be able to do the same to your wife but take care of her.”
Francis was arrested and charged on June 8, 2020.
He told the court that he did not intend to cause serious injuries to his ex-wife.