Man who stabbed wife’s lover in court again, charged with threats
A man who was given a suspended sentence for stabbing his wife’s lover, in a case which occurred three days ago, was arraigned before the courts again yesterday. This time, he is being charged with threatening the same person again.
Last Friday, Mohamed Mokhatr Mohamed Jamhur, who lives in Valletta was handed an 18-month suspended sentence for three years. He was also ordered to pay a fine of €164.
He had admitted to the charge of slightly injuring another Libyan, Nader Abdulaziz Elgerian. The accused had also pleaded guilty to attempted grievous bodily harm while admitting that he was carrying a knife without the needed permit.
The argument between the two broke out when the accused caught his wife with the alleged victim. The court had heard how Mr Elgerian was stabbed in the shoulder.
Hours after the first arraignment, the man found Mr Aziz in Valletta, near the Tritons fountain and allegedly threatened him. The accused denied the charges related to threats.
Police inspector Jeffrey Scicluna told Magistrate Aaron Bugeja that the two reports were filed by the same person – the alleged victim.
Appearing for the accused, defence lawyer Martin Fenech said this report could be false simply to get the man locked up in jail. The prosecution objected the defence’s request for bail.
Stating that it would be premature to grant bail to the accused, the magistrate denied bail. Magistrate Bugeja then instructed the prosecution to call on Mr Elgerian to testify in the next sitting.