(Xinhua) -- Five people were on Friday
charged in Uganda’s capital Kampala over the death of a Finnish
arms salesman early last month.
The five suspects including a senior military intelligence
officer appeared before Buganda Chief Magistrate Court for
allegedly causing the death of Tuomas Juha Petteri Terasvouri, a
salesman of Finland’s state-owned arms firm Patria who was found
dead in his hotel room in Kampala on Feb. 6.
Chief Magistrate James Ereemye Mawanda read the accused four
counts of manslaughter, forgery, trafficking in drugs and
conspiracy to commit a felony.
The prosecutions alleged that the five connived to kill
Terasvouri by administering him with narcotic drugs at Pearl of
The accused have denied the charges.
They will on April 5 return to court for mention of their
The Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintila last
month said that the Patria had suffered "a loss in its
reputation" after a businessman of the company was found dead in
the East African country.
Three detained in Uganda
for alleged killing of Finnish businessman: report
HELSINKI Finland (Xinhua) --
Three people have been charged in Uganda for the
death of a Finnish businessman in Kampala in early February, the
Finnish national broadcaster Yle reported on Friday.
The accused had allegedly taken drugs to the man’s hotel
room, and the substances were reported to be heroine, cocaine
and two sorts of pesticide.
Charged manslaughter, the three were in detention in Uganda.
Two other persons were charged on falsifying a document.
They had allegedly created a fake invitation to the man
supposedly from the head of the Ugandan internal security
service, but it was not.
Finnish officials told Yle they would not comment on the
reports as the information responsibility is in Uganda. Yle
published pictures of the documents of the charges.
The death of the Finn made news in Finland as sales leaflets
introducing Finnish arms manufacturer Patria were found in his
Patria admitted the man’s authorization to represent Patria
had not been properly cleared.
Patria has insisted it has no marketing plans for Uganda.
Two European nationals have been found dead
in Kampala city hotels