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UPNG students granted bail
Four (4) students from the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) charged with illegal use of a vehicle have been granted bail by the Waigani Committal Court, The National (June 30) reports.
The four; Brendan Kisa, Eliza Nere, Divimal Marus and Frank Luwai were arrested last Thursday following the violent confrontation between students, police and university security at the Waigani campus.
Their lawyer, Laken Aigilo, said his clients were students and first time offenders and argued that the intention of their arrest was “unjustifiable”. Their bail appeal was not challenged.
Public prosecutor, Joseph Sangam, did not object to the bail application but said their arrest following destruction of state property was a matter of public interest.
The accused were granted bail by senior magistrate, Comas Bidar, under the following conditions – the defendants are to remain in the National Capital District (NCD) until their case is finalized, they are not to interfere with witnesses and they must not commit and indictable offenses. They paid K500 bail.
The accused will return to court next Monday for an arraignment.
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