- K2.26 million paid to UPNG for outstanding TESAS fees
- UPNG students begin paying outstanding TESAS fees
- UPNG lecturers plan protest today
- 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
Grade 11 student charged with murder
A grade 11 student in Mt Hagen has been charged with two counts of wilful murder and a count of attempted murder, The National (January 4) reports.
The student, originally from Enga, was charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder following an incident at Warakum during the New Year’s Eve celebrations.
According to police, the student and his friends attacked a man who he claims assaulted him with a machete six months ago in Enga after the latter failed to compensate him. Two men who were with the victim were killed in the process.
It is alleged that the students’ friends were armed with machetes.
Meanwhile, police commander Chief Supt Martin Lakari is warning settlers in Mt Hagen not to bring trouble and issues from the home provinces in to the city.
“I want to warn settlers residing in Mt Hagen city, not to bring trouble from your home province into the city.”
Chief Supt Martin Lakari
He said ethnic groups who did not respect other people, city residents and the business community would be evicted from the Mt Hagen. He added that it did not matter how long a settler has been in the city, if they decided to bring trouble in then they will have to pack up and leave.