A jubilant crowd of thousands celebrated as Kaliti prison released some of its noted prisoners earlier today. Even an anti-riot police couldn’t curb the enthusiasm as many stood for hours, including diplomats from the Norwegian embassy to welcome the release of one of its citizen Okello Akway Ochalla.
The Federal High Court Lideta Criminal bench today ruled that witnesses of defendants named in the Bekele Gerba et al high profile case should not appear before court – a decision that infuriated the defendants.
The defendants in the pending court case of Bekele Gerba et al has petitioned the Federal High Court to subpoena Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn to appear as witness after the PM failed to appear in court in spite of being issued with official court summon.
The Federal Supreme Court, Cassation Bench passed an order today to suspend the decision of the Appellant Court to grant bail to Bekele Gerba, deputy chairperson of the Oromo Federalist congress (OFC).