| Fadley Faisal |
A 40-YEAR-OLD local man was acquitted yesterday of a charge of assaulting his wife after the Magistrate’s court found the trial in favour of the defendant, who was represented by lawyer Sheikh Noordin. Senior Magistrate Lailatul Zubaidah Hussain found that evidence from testimonies in court pointed towards the defendant in a state of defence; the wife had attempted to take the defendant’s mobile phone from his possession while he was using it and then he grabbed her wrist.
Trial commenced on June 19, 2013. The defendant was accused of assaulting his 42-year-old wife by forcefully grabbing her wrist and kicking her stomach on May 15, 2012. Haji Noor Ahsffian Hj Md Daud was found innocent by the court.
DPP Sharon Yeo appeared for the Public Prosecutor.