UPNG shooting

Police Commissioner questioned on UPNG shooting

Police Commissioner Gari Baki gave this response when queried during a press briefing today with the Police Minister.

“As it is at the moment, the investigation came to a stop when the university students were asked to come in to assist with the investigations,” said Baki.

Court to rule on UPNG students application

This morning, lawyer for the UPNG SRC president and student leaders, Laken Lepatu Aigilo, moved an application before Justice Derek Hartshorn.

The human rights application stems out of the June 8 shooting by police on UPNG campus and was filed under section 57 and 155 of the Constitution.

The application substantively seeks a declaration and permanent injunction against NCD metropolitan superintendent Ben Turi, NCD/Central Commander Sylvester Kalaut, Police Commissioner Gari Baki and the State.

Commander Toropo: Defence Force not providing security on students protest

Toropo said it is the job of the Royal PNG Constabulary and his men are not involved. 

He also confirmed that the helicopter circling the University, Rainbow and Gerehu areas yesterday was not commanded by the PNGDF.

Caption: File picture.

Commissioner Baki confirms that 23 students injured


Four of those students were critically injured, most received injuries as a result of the stampede from the main road at the University while most received injuries from the tear gas fired.

Police Commissioner Gari Baki said there were no students killed as a result of the confrontation.

Speaking to the media in a press conference this afternoon, Baki said: “It is unfortunate that this has happened.