Pierre Noel, the man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping Florence Lengkon last week, also pleaded guilty to domestic violence and intentional assault against his wife in a separate Court case, the Daily Post can now reveal.
A charge sheet made available to the Daily Post by the Public Prosecutor’s office alleges that Noel assaulted his wife on the 26th of April, 2016 at his house in Ohlen.
According to the charge sheet, Noel “kicked her with [his] legs, and assaulted her with a hacksaw”, hit her forehead and “cut her legs and arms” with the weapon.
The assault left his wife with very serious injuries across her whole body.
According to staff at the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Noel pleaded guilty to criminal charges of intentional assault and domestic violence in a Court Hearing last month.
He is due to be sentenced at the Supreme Court on the 29th of September for his crimes.
He has pleaded not guilty to an additional charge of making threats to kill his wife, which made her really frightened.
It is unclear whether the prosecutors will proceed with this charge, in light of the guilty pleas to the two more serious offences.
Noel’s vicious assault on his wife came just one month after he was part of a group of drivers who kidnapped Lengkon, an office manager for Vanuatu Helicopters, in March after she had courageously criticised unprofessional conduct by public transport drivers in Port Vila on Facebook. READ MORE
SOURCE: VANUATU DAILY POST