Ethiopia: Teddy Afro gets a six-year sentence

Addis Journal reports that Teddy Afro was been given a six-year sentence on Monday, convicted on two charges of killing a homeless in hit-and-run accident and driving away without reporting the incident. His arrest last April two years after the original incident captured nationwide interest, was filled with drama and inspired a petition for a fair and speedy trial.


  • Hey dizzy, I agree with your idea. Teddy did the crime and he never done any humanity for that person?. So six- year in jail for him is nothing.

  • hana

    Come on Martha! You know it’s not true! Teddy was on behalf of the poor people. You remember during the millennium he entertained the whole crowd who could not afford to enter the so called millennium hall for free. That was humanitarian.He has no guts to run with out help. That’s a white lie I guess. No evidence!!!!!

  • dizzy

    hey hana Teddy was on behalf of the poor people. You remember during the millennium he entertained the whole crowd who could not afford to enter the so called millennium hall for free. That was humanitarian.THIS IS WHAT YOU SAID BUT YOU ARE WRONG you know what this is not humanity.did he help the poor people in addis or in ethiopia? i dont think. and you asks me What do you feel if anyone you know close became a victim of mal injustice? i fell bad.
    and last time i just asked you that he doesnt have a licence???????what is your answer for this?

  • hana

    well in that case he should have been free long time ago!!!He should have been charged some money. That’s how people have been treated similar to his case.Jah yasteserial!!!!!!

  • hanna chibssa

    am soory of you all who say teddy is guilty. never! he was the one who teachs us about kindness,truth,love,unity,forgivenessand one did it befor officially. in fact no one is above low. these is only works when aperson is going to be panished with satisfactory evodences.

  • dizzy

    hi hanna chibssa how you doing hope you doing good. hey let me tell you something Teddy is a good guy i belive that and no one is above the law you know it i know it Teddy,he try to be above the law just forget about the killing part he doesn’t have a driving licence i can not drive a car with out a driving licence if i can’t drive how could he drive?????????????????????

  • Abdo

    First of all I would like to inform u that I am a Somali and above all have a limited knowledge of Ethiopian politics except that its governenment seems a dictatorial regime for the mere fact that Melez (prime minister)’s been in power more than 15years. Coming back to the imprisonment of this young talented artist, I don’t think he is in prison for anything else other than a political one. It is a shame that he should spend his tender years behind bars instead making music and entertaining us all. My point is that they scared of him and see him as a threat instead as a national treasure. Shame on u Woyanes.

  • Bisrat Girma

    Ethiopia is full of conspiracy theory, what ever the government does it is politically motiviated. some of them are even funny saying Teddy was innocent as if they were monitering all his movements in life.

    i think the argumnet against Teddy’s arrest is the one politically motivated.

  • dizzy

    Abdo:hi you now you are so funny you know what if it is politics they can shoot him in the head how hard is it going to be hard for the government? and also he said that he did not have driving licence,can you drive a car with out a licence in your country? i gusse you can drive only in Somali.

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