Ethiopia Detains Top Tax, Business Men



Melaku Fenta, director general of the Ethiopian Revenues & Customs Authority (ERCA), Gebrewahed W. Giorgis, the most feared deputy of Melaku, and Eshetu W. Semayat, chief prosecutor of ERCA, were taken to custody by the Federal Police Commission around 5:00pm on Friday afternoon, May 10, 2013. They are three of the 16 suspects law enforcement agents apprehended, together with prominent businesspeople.

The Federal Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission has announced that businesspeople such as Nega G. Egziyabher of Netsa Trading Plc; Ketema Kebede of K.K. Plc; Semachew Kebede of InterContinental Addis; and Mihereteab Abraha, brother of Seeye Abraha, are under custody suspected of crimes that is yet to be disclosed.

Other officials of ERCA include Asemelash W. Mariam, head of Kaliti Customs; Amignie Tagel, head of Nazareth Customs; and Tiruneh Berta, team leader of confiscated goods inspection have also been detained. Two transit company heads, Zerihun Zewdie and Marishet Tesfu, are among the suspects arrested late Friday.



Published on May 11, 2013 [ Vol 14 ,No 680]


SHARE :
               

Editorial

The much anticipated news over the Access Real Estate (ARE) debacle cam...


Agenda

The Ethio-China relationship has dated long since the two countries beg...


Fineline

Come December 31, 2014, Ethiopia will likely declar...


Commentary

William Boulding earned a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College a...


Viewpoint

Youth is more than an age group, it is a culturally constructed and his...


Opinion

Corruption, mismanagement of public resources and accounting irregulari...


View From Arada

While Ethiopia has made noticeable advances in the fight against Gender...


Editors Pick