In a dramatic move by the country’s anti-graft body, the Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (FEACC), Melaku Fanta, Director General of the Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority and his deputy Gebrewahed Woldegiorgis (both pictured here) were arrested along with 22 people including two prominent businesspeople -
A few days after he presented a much criticized nine months performance by his office to the House of Peoples’ Representatives, Justice Minister Berahn Hailu was sacked on Friday May 10th from his position as a minister in a letter written by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalgen.
The Police in in Bahir Dar city, the capital of the Amhara regional state 578kms north of Addis Ababa, has named a member of the federal police unit who killed twelve and wounded two civilians in a weekend killing spree as Constable Fekadu Nasha.
The police also said the shooter has had problems with his estranged girlfriend, whose mother was one of the victims.
“We believe a revenge may have triggered the killing,” said an officer in the city’s police commission. The shooter killed his victims on Sunday May 12th evening before throwing himself into the Blue Nile River to death. The killing happened in an area called Abay-Mado kebele eleven.