Ethiopia Arrests 130 People Including Government Officials in Anti-Corruption Probe

About 130 people have been arrested on suspicion of corruption, said the Ethiopian Federal Police Commission.

They were arrested on suspicion of alleged corrupt practice in public procurement, housing and land development, banking and share companies -related activities as well as tax fraud, among others.

Commander Desta Asmelash, Executive Advisor to the Federal Police Commissioner, told journalists that the Commission received 260 reports of corruption cases from the public.

Those detained so far are among the 206 suspects.

According to Asmelash, the Commission has frozen assets and properties of 13 of the suspects, eight large share companies, four buildings, 49 vehicles, 22 villas, and two factories.

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Source: Fana Broadcasting

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