Relentless Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam project manager, Engineer Simegnew Bekele, was found dead this morning( 8:20 a.m. local time) around Meske Square.
Police confirmed that he died of bullet. He was found behind the wheels holding a handgun in his right hand. Ethiopians do not seem to believe that Simegnew Bekele took his own life. Rather, it is widely believed that the engineer was assassinated in a meticulously orchestrated plot.
Federal police commissioner, Jemal Zeinu, told reporters this afternoon that Engineer Simegnew was seen around 7:30 a. m. local time. He added that police has collected forensic and other evidences relevant for the investigation and will disclose the result to the public as soon as it is available.
Social media reports indicate that the engineer had an appointment with people from state media and he was meant to speak about progress of the project.
Currently, the body is st. Paulos hospital in the capital Addis Ababa for postmortem examination. Earlier funeral arrangement was made for tomorrow but was changed later, and it is to be announced.
Video source : EBC
Cover photo: screenshot from video
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