MAJOR GENERAL Sampo Eskelinen, the commander of the Finnish Air Force, will be charged with either service offence or negligent service offence, according to the Office of the Prosecutor General.
The charge is related to a case against a former commander of the Karelia Air Command, who is suspected of abuse of superior position, service offence and defamation over events that took place during a voluntary military refresher organised in Inari, Lapland, in September 2017.
Eskelinen has largely denied the criminal allegations, whereas the ex-commander has denied being guilty of any criminal wrongdoing, according to a press release issued by the Office of the Prosecutor General on Tuesday.
With the exception of the suspected defamation, the offences have been investigated by the legal division of the Defence Command.
Source : Helsinki Times