Former Shipping Executive Walks Free

Alemu Ambaye, deputy chief executive officer of the Ethiopian Shipping & Logistics Enterprise.


Former Shipping Executive Walks Free

Judges at the Federal High Court acquitted Alemu Ambaye, deputy chief executive officer of the Ethiopian Shipping & Logistics Enterprise, who was charged with corruption. Alemu was arrested in June 2017 suspected of causing 65 million Br in losses in the procurement of containers. The court has let him walk free as he adequately defended the charges against him. The 15th Criminal Court of the Federal High Court, Lideta Division acquitted Alemu and dropped the charges against him on January 29, 2019. Alemu, who was in charge of the government’s largest shipping service enterprise, was arrested along with three other deputy chief officers at the Enterprise and another 120 government executives in different public offices. His case has been pending for the past year and a half before his acquittal and release last week.


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