ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia-Ethiopia, has arrested the former head of the former conglomerate of the military industry, one day after a national lawyer discovered that several hundred million dollars had been taken out of the company.
The national broadcasting company ETV announced that the military general, Kinfe Dagnew, a former head of the Metal and Engineering Corp., was arrested at the Sudan border, where he tried to escape.
The arrest is considered to have a direct impact on the Ethiopian military, the latest of a series of significant changes implemented by the reformist prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, 42, since he assumed power in April.
The former officer portrays images of rockets arriving by helicopter in the capital city of Addis Ababa, broadcast by a public broadcaster several times. The news of Kinfe arrests has captured many people's attention in this East African nation, as he was one of the most feared figures in the country a few months ago.
"He was a dictator who did not want to solve our problems," Desalegn Kebede, who worked with her, told the Associated Press. "I am very glad that he is now guarded. We hope he will get what he deserves."
Ethiopian prosecutor Berhan Tsegaye said on Monday that 27 of the corrupt arrests were arrested from a military company. He argued that purchases were made at around $ 2 billion without an open call for tender.
In addition, 36 people were detained for alleged human rights violations.
The former government of Ethiopia, which is a secure security of the Western Union, often accuses violations of international groups and activists' rights. Abiy's new government has made several reforms, including releasing several thousands of political prisoners, allowing opposition groups to return from exile, expelling terrorism from prominent opposition leaders, and easing restrictions on the media.
But ethnic clashes are still occurring in some parts of the country, and they are the most serious threat to Ethiopia's 100 million people.
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