Student stones bus

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday July 17th, 2013


A STUDENT who allegedly got drunk and stoned the windscreen of a security vehicle on Monday appeared in Lae court and had his case adjourned to next Wednesday.

Joseph Lloyd Sika, from Yangoru, East Sepik, appeared before district magistrate Nasaling Bingtau to answer to a charge of wilful damage to property.

Police alleged that on Wagtail St last Friday, the Lae Secondary School Grade 11 student, while under the influence of alcohol, stoned the windscreen of a bus belonging to Kuima Security Services (KSS).

The incident happened at around 5pm while the bus was on operational runs. 

Sika told the court he had not thrown a stone at the windscreen but on the side of the bus.

“I was trying to stone my brother who was on the other side of the road when I accidentally hit the side of the bus,” Sika said.

“The guards came out of the bus and assaulted me,” Sika, who was nursing a swollen left eye, told the court. 

After listening to both parties, Bingtau told Sika: “You are a reckless, careless kid.

“You drank in public and threw a stone across a public road.”

Bingtau told the student the cause of many school fights in Lae city was the result of such behaviour.

Bingtau adjourned the matter and ordered police to liaise with the complainant and get a quotation of the damaged windscreen so that the court could decide on how much the offender would compensate the firm.