Ethiopian government officials ‘arrested for corruption’

The Ethiopian authorities have arrested 34 senior officials, businesspeople and “middlemen” on suspicion of corruption, government-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reports.

It adds that the suspects came from the ministry of finance, the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation and the road authorities, among others.

Turkish news agency Anadolu adds that investors and brokers were among those arrested for alleged embezzlement of public funds.

It quotes Negeri Lencho, Ethiopia’s communication minister, as saying more arrests could be made in the next few days.


Source: BBC

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