The Oromia Regional State’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission last week arrested the deputy head of the Oromia Land Administration and Environment Protection Bureau, Mohammed Ebrahim Mussa.
The commission arrested Mohammed Ibrahim last Friday in his office. An official at the commission told the media that Mohammed is facing corruption charges. Mohammed is detained at the Burayu prison.
Previously, Mohammed served the Oromia Regional State as deputy commissioner of the Investment Commission for three years and also as commissioner for more than a year. He was transferred from the investment commission to the land administration bureau at the end of last year.
The Oromia Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested more than 60 officials working for the regional state. All the officials are detained at the Burayu prison. The public has been for long complaining about rampant corruption practices in the region. Now the public wonders if the crackdown will continue to go all the way up the ladder.