The federal prosecutor of Ethiopia on Thursday opened grand corruption charges against the director general of the military owned metal Engineering Corporation (METEC), Major General Kinfe Dagnew along his partners for the crimes. The four rand corruption charges against General Kinfe are related to over a thousand tractors purchase, which caused the country to lose millions of dollars. The prosecutor in its charge indicated that when he was head of METEC, General Kinfe has allowed violations of the purchasing procedures of the company and also and signed on many deals. To support its charges the federal prosecutor has brought to the Federal High Court Lideta 15th criminal bench testimonies of 24 individuals and many supporting documents. Among the suspects the prosecutor charged for grand corruption Colonel Getnet Kindeya, the 5th suspect Colonel Goytome Kebede and the 7th suspect Eleni Cherinet are not arrested.
Source: News Business Ethiopia January 11, 2019 08:48 UTC