- UPNG receives part of K12 million government funding
- Investigation into UPNG unrest 50% complete
- Case against university students dismissed
- UPNG terminates 2016 academic year
- UPNG students granted bail
- Police to enforce curfew at state universities
- DHERST has no jurisdiction in UPNG administrative matters
- UPNG semester suspended
- HERST minister calls for UPNG students to resume classes
- UPNG first year dorm gutted by fire
Student gang arrested for armed robbery
A gang of 7 students, mostly grades 6 and 7, have been arrested in Kimbe, West New Britain (WNB) after allegedly attempting to rob a supermarket staff, The National (March 7) reports, which resulted in the death of a security guard from Talasia.
The alleged incident occurred around 7:30am last Friday at the Global Supermarket opposite Genesis Hotel in Morokea.
According to WNB Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Supt. Jim Namora, 6 of the suspects are students at Karl Hesse Primary School while one is a student at Kimbe Secondary School. He said the suspects were armed with three homemade guns, five machetes and a slingshot.
Meanwhile, the Post Courier (March 7) reported the deceased relatives storming the town in search of the culprits. Fortunately, the police and Governor Muthavel were able to ease the tension and avert further violence. However, an ultimatum was given to the neighboring settlements to hand over the suspects by yesterday (Monday).
The suspect who allegedly shot the security guard is believed to be in grade 10 and the son of a former provincial administrator.