ADDIS ABABA – Three members of the outlawed TPLF have been extradited from Djibouti after their arrest in the neighbouring nation where they were hiding.
In a statement issued late Monday, Ethiopian Federal Police Commission said the three are among the most wanted members of the outlawed party which the house of parliament recently labeled as a terrorist organisation.
The suspects, namely Habtom Gebresiassie Woliyu, Messele Tamene Eshetu and Col. Mohammed Nur, arrived at Addis Ababa on Monday night, Police said..
The suspects are now under the custody of the federal police Commission.
They were allegedly involved in the deadly attack on the federal army base in Tigray on November 4, 2020. The attack prompted the federal government to carry out the law enforcement operation in the region.
Earlier today, the Commission along with Security and Task Force announced a court approved a freeze on assets of members and leaders of TPLF including let-Gen Tadesse Worede (Wodi Worede) over terrorism acts.
The task force stated that finance of 141 individuals suspected over supporting TPLF and Shene groups has been restricted as part of the anti-terrorism measures.
Leaders of TPLF whose assets frozen include Let-Gen Fiseha Kidanu (Fiseha Manjus), Maj.-Gen Abebe Teklehaimanot (Jobe), Maj.-Gen Halefom Ejigu (Wodi Ejigu), Maj.-Gen Tesfaye Gidey, Brig-Gen Haileselassie Girmay (Wodi Etenbey), Brig-Gen Migbe Haile, Brig-Gen Teklay Ashebir (Wodi Ashebir), Isayas Woldegiyorgis and Hassen Shifa.
The commission also said 14 individuals were allegedly delivering logistics and financial support to the outlawed groups and attacking the military under the guise of fake uniforms of the national army.
They have been arrested during joint operations conducted by the national defence force and the federal police commission, it added.