A Nigerian student at Bangor University, North Wales, United Kingdom, John Nwadiaju, was sentenced to 11 months imprisonment and suspended for one year for violently attacking and abusing his wife, Kosisochukwu Echem.
North Wales Chronicle, on Friday, reports that the 34-year-old was handed the sentence, which included 250 hours of unpaid work, at the Caernarfon Crown Court.
The prosecutor, Paulinus Barnes, told the court that Nwadiaju and Echem married in Nigeria in April 2022 but separated in August 2022 over reported abuse and violence.
The wife, hoping for reconciliation, had visited him in Bangor, where he studied for his Master’s. Still, Nwadiaju was said to have taken her passport and Personal Independence Payment card and assaulted her repeatedly.
Nwadiaju was found guilty, despite stating that his actions were in self-defense.
Presiding Judge Nicola Saffman sentenced Nwadiaju to 11 months imprisonment and suspended him for one year, adding that Nwadiaju must also carry out 250 hours of unpaid work.
A lot of reactions have flooded the different Social Media Fora following the incident.