High Profile Corruption Case Boils Down on Properties of 210 People

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Published on Aug 10,2017 [ Vol 18 ,No 902]

Court freezes the property of 210 individuals claimed to have an affiliation with the recently jailed government officials suspected for corruption cases.

Out of the people whose properties were injected include families of the suspects, the government officials and companies.

The Court also freezes the properties of 15 companies including Aser Construction Plc, Gemeshu Beyene Construction Plc, Tina Construction Plc and DMC Construction.

“This is part of the recent aggressive move against corruption,” said Negeri Lencho (PhD), minister of Government Communications Affairs Office.

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Arrests Continue Further in Corruption Case

Published on Aug 10,2017 [ Vol 18 ,No 902]
The number of government officials arrested in a recent corruption case has reached 55.
The Police Commission has arrested Tijani Abagojam, an employee of the Ministry of Finance & Economic Cooperation (MoFEC), and Yemane Tsegaye, former deputy director general of the Addis Ababa Saving Houses Development Enterprise (AASHDE).
The former is suspected of being involved in the process of awarding an illegible company for an Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) project at MoFEC while the latter is suspected of allegedly granting a contract to a construction company that did not participate in the bidding process.
Source   –   Addis Fortune

Court Denies Bail in High-Level Corruption Case

Published on Aug 10,2017 [ Vol 18 ,No 902]

 

Court Denies Bail in High-Level Corruption Case

Judges at the Federal High Court have rejected the bail of the 44 government officials who were suspected of corruption.

The accused are from the Ministry of Finance & Economic Cooperation (MoFEC), the Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA), the Addis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA), the Sugar Corporation and the Addis Ababa Saving Houses Development Enterprise (AASHDE).

The Court saw the cases of the accused today and yesterday. During today’s session, the Court accepted the request from the Federal Police Commission Crime Investigation Section for 14 more days to carry out further investigation.

The judges also accepted the visitation and health treatment rights of the prisoners, but also ordered the police commission to report who visited the accused and the health centres where they get treatment.

The cases of the officials from MoFEC and ERA are adjourned until August 23, 2017, while the cases of the accused from the Sugar Corporation, AACRA and AASHDE will be seen on August 21.

The judges also ordered the Federal Police to bring the counts of the arrested officials separately during the next court session.

Source   –  Addis Fortune

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