PM Hailemariam responds to court in Bekele Gerba et al. case

Addis Ababa, December 26, 2017 (FBC) –The Federal High Court 4th criminal bench has began hearing of defense witnesses in Bekele Gerba et al. case.

The hearing under the file name of Ayana Gurmesa, which also includes Bekele Geraba and other 22 defendants, will continue for the coming three days, including today.

It is to be recalled that Bekele Gerba had submitted Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Lemma Megressa, Chief Administrator of Oromia Regional State and Abadula Gemeda as defense witnesses.

The Prime Minister was an able to appear before court as defense witnesses because of work load and time constraint, said office of the Prime Minister in a letter sent to the court today.

Taking into account that the other officials also had similar work load, the bench will continue the hearing of other defense witnesses in the next two days.

Translated and posted by Amare Asrat