KOTA KINABALU: A local man was sentenced to twelve months jail beginning today by the Magistrate Court for injuring his wife.
Magistrate Jessice Ombou Kakayun also sentenced him with RM2,000 fine or two months jail in default to the accused, Kubatun Nur, 49, for committing the crime at a house at Taman Makmur, Luyang, at 1.00pm in 4 November 2015.
For the offense, the accused was charged under Section 323 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 326 A for the same act, which carries the punishment of up to one year jail or RM2,000 fine, or both.
According to the case fact, the victim made a police report at the same day of the incident.
Investigation discovered that the incident happened when the cry of their child angered the accused who then hit his wife on the left side of her body repeatedly with his hand.
In mitigation, Kubatun pleaded for a lighter sentence and for his jail term to be set from the day of his arrest.
ASP Jakariya Jupakkal prosecuted. -SayangSabah