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A handful of charges have been dropped in the high-profile corruption case that saw Melaku Fenta and Gebrewahid Gebregziabher, former Director General and Deputy Director General of the Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA), indicted on charges of corruption and other crimes some three ago.
Former party PR to defend charge The 14th Criminal Bench of the Federal High Court has handed down sentences to three senior officials of Semayawi Party, who were allegedly caught making their way to Eritrea to join the armed struggle group Ginbot 7 (a group labeled as a terrorist organization by the House of People’s Representatives) on Friday.
Two police officers and one woreda official were killed on Wednesday in Addis Ababa in an area commonly referred to as Kersa Kuntoma in the Nifas Silk Lafto Sub City located in western part of the capital.
Yonatan Tesfaye, former Public Relations Head of Semayawi (Blue) Party has been charged with acts of terrorism. According to the charge, Yonatan has been posting provocative and violence inciting messages in relation to the conflicts that erupted in the Oromia Regional State last year.
The Federal High Court 15th Criminal Bench at Lideta on Tuesday May 17, 2016 sentenced Woldeselassie Woldemichael, former internal intelligence head at the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), to 10 years in prison and a fine of 50,000 birr.
A total of 11 employees working for the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) Northern Addis Ababa District, in the Berhan ena Selam Branch, have been implicated in a fraud case involving 27.8 million birr which they have withdrawn from various accounts and transferred to a dummy company and account number.
Ermias Amelga, founder and former CEO of Access Real Estate S.C, has been stripped off a government guarantee that provided the embattled businessman immunity. The guarantee was lifted in a letter signed by the minister of Justice, Getachew Ambaye, on March 14, 2016.