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Ethiopia: Ministry of Justice filed corruption charges against four employees of NISS

The Ministry of Justice says it has filed grand corruption charges against four employees of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) including its deputy director for Construction and Logistics, who are suspected of buying 29,200 quintals of cement from two factories at a low price and selling it at higher prices.

The officials and experts had purchased the cement in the name of the National Intelligence and Security Service and illegally earned more than 30 million birr for their personal benefit in years 2020/21 and 2021/22.

A statement from the Ministry of Justice disclosed that the defendants are Tesfaye Deme, Deputy Director of Construction and Logistics at the National Intelligence and Security Service, Ashenafi Tesfaye, Head of Construction and Logistics Procurement Department, Tujuba Kelbessa and Mustafa Musa, who were working as procurement specialists.

In its statement the ministry mentioned that the first defendant,Tesfaye Deme, pretended as if the National Intelligence and Security Service had interest in buying cement and then made the sale of a total of 29,200 quintals of cement of which 7,200 quintals in the name of the 3rd defendant, Tujuba Kelbessa, and 22,000 quintals in the name of the 4th defendant, Mustafa Musa from Derba and Dangote cement factories.

The statement added that purchase from those factories was made as on the basis of urgent needs for construction works of the NISS.

A letter was written in the name of the 3rd and 4th defendants, making payments through their personal accounts but purchases were made in the name of the office and the cement was sold in the black market for their personal consumption.

The 2nd defendant also ordered the 3rd and 4th defendants to deliver the letters written by the 1st defendant to Derba and Dangote cement factories, and sell the 29,200 quintals of cement purchased on behalf of the institution.

According to the statement, the defendants were brought before a judge and the charges were read to them before the Federal Higher Court gave an order for the defendants to present their objections on the charges for 16 December, 2022.

In mid-November Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced establishment of a Committee, which he said was tasked to coordinate the government’s campaign against corruption, identify actors in addition to those identified ones in a study, and bring perpetrators to justice.

The newly formed National Anti-Corruption Committee said on 02 December that it has commenced work and announced a major crackdown on corruption and organized theft.

The Committee, led by Temesgen Tiruneh, Director Generation of the National Intelligence and Security Service, said that several high-level officials from land administration and government housing management, security and justice institutions, financial sector, and government revenue and customs offices were identified.


3 thoughts on “Ethiopia: Ministry of Justice filed corruption charges against four employees of NISS”

  1. አብይ ካጠፋ – አብይን ነገ ለፍርድ ማቅረብ ነው! ዛሬ – ኢትዮጵያን ከጠላት ጥቃት መከላከል ነው! ኢትዮጵያ ከሌለች – የአማራ ሐገር፣ የኦሮሞ ሐገር፣ ወዘተ መሆናችን ነው!

    ኢትዮጵያ – በጠላት እየደማች እያዩ – አብይን መቃወም አስመስለው – ኢትዮጵያ ላይ ተጨማሪ የጦር ግንባሮች ፈጥረው – የአብይ ጥፋት ለማስመሰል ከሚጥሩት በላይ – ምን ጠላት አላት?

    Personal Integrity is priceless! ይኼ ሁሉ ስያልፍ “እነዚህ አድርባዮች!” መባላችሁ ይመጣል! የደርግ/የመኢሶን/የኢሕአፓ/ወዘተ – ዘመን – መርማሪ/ገራፊ/ካድሬ/ወዘተ – ነበራችሁ እንዴ?

    ካልሆናችሁ እማ – ለእነ Lobbyist ‘D.C. ግብረ ኃይል’፣ ለደርጉ ሻለቃ ዳዊት፣ ለሆድ-አደሩ ዶ/ር ዮናስ፣ ወዘተ – የምሰጣቸው መልሶች – ለምን ታፈኑ? Where is your level playing field?

    ከWeb Site፣ YouTube Channel፣ ሐበሻ ሬስቶራንት፣ ወዘተ – በላይ ንብረት/ኃይል/ሥልጣን ቢኖራችሁ እማ ኖሮ – ምን ያህል አሰቃቂ/ዘግናኝ – ወገንተኝነት/በደል/አፈና ታደርሱብን ነበር?

    ኢትዮጵያ የአብይ የግሉ ንብረት አይደለችም! አብይን መዋጋት አስመስሎ – የአማራ ተቆርቋሪ ካባ ለብሶ – ኢትዮጵያን አምሶ – ለውጭ ጠላት ጥቃት ማጋለጥ – የኢትዮጵያ ጠላቶች ሥራ ብቻ ነው!

    አብይ መራም/አልመራም – ወያኔ፣ የወያኔ ውሾች እና የወያኔ ምዕራባውያን ነብስ አባቶች – ለ27 ዓመታት ተብትበው የዘረጉትን መረብ – በትንሽ ጊዜ በጣጥሶ – ኢትዮጵያን ማበልፀግ አይቻልም!

    ይኼ ጠፍቷችሁ አይደለም! ያም ሆነ ይኽ – አስቡበት! አድርባይነት ያዋርዳል!

  2. Too late!
    The main corruption in which Abiy Ahmed, through the money laundering enterprise of his wife, the First Lady, is the leading figure, has now been exposed by the media. The head of Financial Intelligence has been thrown in jail for leaking this and other incriminating information on the leadership that has siphoned off an average of $25 billion dollars a year to, mainly, bank accounts in Cypress.
    All this rush and orchestrated anti-corruption fanfare is to hide the ruling elite’s plunder of the last five years.
    The intensified Wellega massacre and the Addis Ababa mogasssa campaign are all smokescreens created to conceal and disguise this giant corruption scheme.

  3. The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed is the world’s most corrupt person, no accountability, he thinks he owned the country as his own private property

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