George Hanio from Lufa, Eastern Highlands province, returned before the Waigani National Court this morning where he was sentenced to three years in prison.
That sentence was wholly suspended to allow him rehabilitation. He will pay a fine of K500 and was put on good behaviour bond for the next two years.
Hanio pleaded guilty to the charge on April 12.
His case is one of domestic violence where he used a stick to beat up his former wife, leaving her with a broken arm and leg.
The incident took place on June 18, 2015, at Murray Barracks following an argument.