Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Dozens of Ethiopian figures held on corruption charges

(Jul 25, (AA))--Government crackdown sees public officials detained; minister says more arrests could come. The Ethiopian government on Tuesday arrested 34 senior public officials, investors and brokers for alleged embezzlement of public funds.

Negeri Lencho, the country’s communication minister, told a news conference the officials had been arrested after police investigations, plus probes by the attorney general and auditor general’s offices.

Without disclosing any names, Lencho said the suspects had been serving as senior officials in the ministry of finance, the roads authority and the sugar industry. Read more from Anadolu Agency »

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