The man, from the Goilala district, was drunk and wanted to bash his wife who was going to the Yakapilin second hand market with her sister when he tracked her down from their Gerehu home and confronted her.
Police report that the man was heavily under the influence of home brew alcohol when he punched his wife. He was subdued by a group of men who were standing at the bus stop area.
The 29 year old man was angry with his 26 year old wife after he suspected that she was cheating on him with a co-worker.
The man is now detained at Boroko cells and will be charged with assault and home brew consumption.