Court grants bail to suspects in Finish national murder case

Court grants bail to suspects in Finish national murder case
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Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Buganda Road Court has granted bail five people accused of causing the death of a Finnish National at Pearl of Africa Hotel in Nakasero within Kampala city.

Chief Magistrate James Eremye Mawanda Tuesday granted them bail on condition that four of them each pay ten million shillings in cash to regain their freedom .

While the other suspect; a one Caroline Alinda has been released on a non cash bond of the said money, because she could not raise the money yet she is a pregnant woman, which would be unfair to keep her in jail given her delicate condition .

Court has now set a hearing date of April 24, 2017 for the trial to start.

The suspects include a senior intelligence officer with the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) Appollo Kyabagye , Fatuma Kabagambe , , a special hire driver Nasif Walusimbi and the deceased’s girlfriend ; Faridah Naggayi .

On March 22, 2018 they were charged with manslaughter , forgery , trafficking in drugs and conspiracy to commit a felony .

Prosecution says that on February 06, 2018 at Pearl of Africa Hotel in Nakasero , the five connived to kill Thomas Juha Petteri Terasvouri by administering narcotics to him which they sneaked into his hotel room .

Terasvouri was found lying dead in his Hotel room.

The suspects have since denied the charges.

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