- 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
Case against university students dismissed
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.