Students appear in court over car misuse

The National, Wednesday July 6th, 2016

FOUR University of PNG students who were charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle appeared at the Waigani Committal Court for arraignment yesterday.
Brendan Kisa, Elizah Nere and Frank Luwai, all from Enga, and Divina Marus, from East Sepik, were arrested on June 23 following a confrontation with police and security officers at the institution’s main campus in Waigani.
Magistrate Cosmas Bidar read and explained the charges to the four students.
“Using a vehicle without the owner’s consent is unlawful use,” Bidar explained to the defendants.
It was alleged that the four students were driving around the campus in a silver taxi with the registration number  SAC 625 on June 24, the day after four vehicles were burnt there. The taxi belonged to Minihi Motors.
Bidar told the court that it was a fresh case and police would require some time to investigate it.
He ordered the matter return to court on Aug 4.
Bidar extended their bail.