- 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
Romanong murder trial adjourned
The murder trial of Graham Romanong, a student at the University of Technology (Unitech) last year has been adjourned to February, 2017, Post Courier (December 6) reports.
Justice Frasier Pitpit, who presided over the case, informed the 3 students accused of killing Romanong that whilst waiting for their hearing, they should engage the services of a criminal lawyer.
The suspects, all students at the same university, were arrested by police at a roadblock at 9 Mile outside Lae at 4am after receiving a tip off. They are accused of murdering Romanong on June 28.
In October, the Lae district committal court found sufficient evidence to commit them for wilful murder. The suspects’ attempts to seek bail while in custody have failed since September.