Teenager refused bail

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A TEENAGED schoolboy facing a charge of attempted murder has asked a court to grant him bail so that he can prepare for the start of the school year.
But Magistrate Tracy Ganaii told Peter Ambrose, 18, of Mariboi village in Kairuku-Hiri, Central, that he should find a lawyer to file a proper bail application because he was facing a serious charge which involved the use of a weapon.
Police prosecutor Constable Shellian Pius also objected to bail for the same reason.
Police alleged that on Jan 1, at around 2am, at the University of PNG, Ambrose and his friends allegedly went to the residence of a girl and tried to disturb her.
She texted her brothers for help.
The brothers, accompanied by an off-duty security officer, went to the residence and saw Ambrose and his friends allegedly bashing up a man.
The security officer tried to intervene but was allegedly punched by one of Ambrose’s colleagues.
The girl’s brother came to the aid of the security officer and allegedly punched the man.
Ambrose allegedly came from behind and stabbed the brother with a kitchen knife.
Security officers came and took Ambrose to the Waigani police station while his friends fled.
The girl’s brother was taken to the Gerehu Hospital to be treated for his wounds.
Magistrate Ganaii said the right to bail was automatic but she was concerned whether Ambrose would show up in court for the hearing.
The case was adjourned to Feb 25 for mention.

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