Nigerian Student Sentenced to 11-month Imprisonment For Assaulting Wife in UK
A Nigerian student named John Nwadiaju, who assaulted his wife in the United Kingdom will serve 11 months in jail.
John Nwadiaju, a student at Bangor University in North Wales, United Kingdom, received a sentence with a one-year suspension for physically assaulting and abusing his wife, Kosisochukwu Echem.
The 34-year-old was given the sentence, which included 250 hours of unpaid labor, on Friday at the Caernarfon Crown Court, according to North Whales Chronicle.
Nwadiaju and Echem got married in Nigeria in April 2022, but their marriage ended in divorce in August of that same year due to allegations of abuse and violence, according to the prosecutor, Paulinus Barnes.
The husband paid her a visit while he was pursuing his master’s degree in Bangor, hoping for a chance at reconciliation. Nevertheless, it was claimed that Nwadiaju had repeatedly beat her while stealing her passport and Personal Independence Payment card.
Blood was found on his person and property, and the police arrested him there.
Despite asserting that he acted in self-defense, Nwadiaju was found guilty.
Nwadiaju was also ordered to perform 250 hours of unpaid labour. Presiding Judge Nicola Saffman sentenced Nwadiaju to 11 months in prison and one year of suspension.
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