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Husband pleads guilty, wife forgives

Nanise Loanakadavu
Wednesday, January 09, 2013

A MAN who pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife yesterday told the court he was remorseful and swore he would not repeat his actions.

Ananaiasi Nabulu appeared in the Suva Magistrate Court yesterday before Magistrate Janaka Bandara charged with one count of assault.

Police prosecutor Corporal Narsa Reddy said on July 20, 2012, Nabulu of Wainadoi in Lami, had asked his wife to fetch herbal medicine for him.

Cpl Reddy told the court Nabulu dragged his wife out of a house when she failed to return home in time.

He said Nabulu then assaulted his wife.

In court, Nabulu said he understood the charge and admitted committing the offence.

In mitigation, he told Magistrate Bandara he still loved his wife and they had rekindled their relationship.

"I will not ill-treat her again and I promise not to repeat this offence," he said.

Nabulu's wife, who was present in court, confirmed their relationship had improved after the incident.

She told the court they'd been married for four years and that she had forgiven him.

Magistrate Bandara adjourned the matter to January 16 for sentencing.


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