THE University of Papua New Guinea will today initiate contempt of court proceedings against Student's Representative Council lawyer Laken Lepatu Aigilo.
UPNG allege the young lawyer (pictured) encouraged students to go on strike after the court issued a restraining order not to do so.
UPNG is also blaming Aigilo for property damage that occurred when campus buildings were burned down.
"I welcome the proceeding and, if the law finds me guilty, let me serve the prison term," Aigilo said.
"The UPNG students took bullets for Papua New Guinea. I can take a prison term or pay a fine for PNG if found guilty," he added.
In June, Aigilo sought a court order to restrain police from arresting and harassing student leaders. He also sought an order to summon police commissioner Gari Baki, commander Sylvester Kalaut and metropolitan superintendent Ben Turi to come to court and explain why they ordered the shooting of the students.
These orders were refused by the court, Justice Derek Hartshorn ruling that police cannot be prevented from performing their constitutional function or be stopped by the court from conducting investigations.
Justice Hartshorn said students have rights under the constitution but found the balance of convenience did not favour the students, adding they could still sue police for damages.