Case against university students dismissed

By on November 30, 2016

A case against 4 students at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) has been dismissed by the committal court in Waiagani yesterday, Post Courier (November 30) reports.

The students, Brendan Kisa, Eliza Nere, Frank Luwai and Divina Marus were accused of taking a vehicle for joyride during the student unrest earlier in the year.

They were arrested and charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle under section 383 of the Criminal Code Act. However, the case was dismissed after it was found that the accused were actually client of the owner of the vehicle; Kekem Hire Car Services.

Speaking on behalf of the students, Brendan Kisa said the issue was between the company, Kekem Hire Cars, and vehicle dealers, Minihi Motors.

“We used the car during the protest. But we were genuine customers of Kekem Hire Cars.”

Mr Kisa also thanked their lawyer, Laken Lepatu Aigilo for his pro-bono service.


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