Stu­dents’ lawyer could face court

Fiji Sun - - World | News -

Port Moresby: The Uni­ver­sity of Pa­pua New Guinea has served a con­tempt charge against the lawyer for the stu­dents rep­re­sen­ta­tive coun­cil, Laken Lepatu Aig­ilo. A con­tempt of court pro­ceed­ing has been ini­ti­ated by the UPNG’s reg­is­trar Jen­nifer Popat fol­low­ing the lengthy boy­cott, protests and vi­o­lence in June when the stu­dents de­manded Prime Min­is­ter Peter O’Neill an­swer al­le­ga­tions of cor­rup­tion. She claims the lawyer en­cour­aged stu­dents’ rep­re­sen­ta­tives to con­tinue their protest ac­tion de­spite di­rec­tion from the Court re­strain­ing them. The Uni­ver­sity is also blam­ing Mr Aig­ilo for dam­age at the UPNG when build­ings were burnt down.

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