A Crown Court in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has sentenced a Nigerian man, Rotimi Adeyemo, to four years in prison for assaulting his ex-wife.
Adeyemo reportedly carried out sustained attacks on his ex-wife and was initially charged with attempted murder, which he denied.
The attacks involved strangulation, kicks, punches and threats with a knife placed on her throat, the Irish News reports.
The attacks reportedly took place in the presence of the unnamed woman’s eight-year-old daughter.
Adeyemo later pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to his ex-wife with intent.
The 52-year-old dated one of his ex-wife’s neighbours after their relationship ended but later accused the former of making him impotent with the use of voodoo.
Two days after she denied the claims, Adeyemo went to his ex-wife’s house and grabbed her by the throat which left her unable to speak or breathe.