Ethiopia Police Arrest Bereket Simon And Tadesse Kassa On Suspicion Of Corruption
www.fanabc.com | January 23, 2019
Addis Ababa, (FBC) – Police have detained Bereket Simon and Tadesse Kassa on suspicion of corruption.
They were taken into custody this morning for wasting funds while running Tiret Corporate, said Zigale Gebeyehu, Commissioner of Amhara Regional State Anti-corruption Commission.
The two suspects were taken to Bahir Dar, the capital of the regional state, from their residences in Addis Ababa, he told journalists.
Bereket Simon, former Government Communication Affairs Minister and Executive Committee member of Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and the erstwhile Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), and Tadesse Kassa, former CEO of TIRET Corporate and Executive Committee member of the EPRDF and ANDM, have been placed under custody, in the early morning hours of January 23, 2019.
Their trial will be conducted in the regional state where the crime was committed, he said.
The Commission has gathered more than enough evidences to file charges against the suspects, the Commissioner said.