October 13, 2014
The popular Ethiopian music star, Tewodros Kassahun aka Teddy Afro, has been detained this morning by Ethiopian police for what a local media radio outlet reported is related to “buying a car which has does not have its tax paid, a car he purchased eight years ago.” He reportedly appeared at the Arada First Bench court this morning and the judge ordered that he should be released on a 30,000 birr bail although he has not been released even when the Radio program was on this after noon. The radio did not provide the details of the charge.
Teddy Afro was detained from 2009 to 2010 for “hit and run” by the same car he has been accused of tax evasion now, the Radio said.
Teddy Afro is famous for his songs that touch up on sensitive national issues, human rights, unity and love and personal activism.