Police finalises investigations into murder of Finnish national

Kenneth Kazibwe

Kenneth Kazibwe

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The Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has asked court to fix a hearing date in the case where five people including an operative from the Internal Security Organisation(ISO) are accused of causing the death of a Finnish national at Pearl of Africa Hotel in Nakasero in Kampala.

Buganda Road Chief Magistrates court recently charged Apollo Kyabagye,a senior intelligence officer with ISO together with Faridah Naggayi (girl friend to deceased), Fatumah Kabagambe (sold drugs), Nasif Walusimbi (special hire driver) and Caroline Alinda with manslaughter for causing the death of Thomas Juha Petteri Terasvouri in February.

On Thursday, the prosecution led by Viola Tusingiwire told court that police inquiries into the matter are complete and that witnesses are ready to testify against the accused .

Meanwhile, the court has set April 16 as the date to rule on the bail application by the accused who had earlier asked that they be released temporarily because it is their constitutional right.

Buganda road chief magistrate James Eremye Mawanda adjourned the matter till next week to be able to decide the date for hearing of the case to start.

Tasvouri was on February 6 found dead in his hotel room at the Pearl of Africa hotel in Nakasero and the postmortem report revealed that he had died of drugs but this was dismissed by Internal Security Organisation as being concocted by some individuals.

Prosecution alleges that the accused unlawfully caused the death of the Finnish international on February 6.

They were also charged with forgery of a letter from the ISO Director General, Col.Kaka Bagyenda and trafficking narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances including cocaine that they administered to Terasvouri leading to his death.

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