Government’s Statement about the Bahirdar incident

Wife of alleged “coup” leader is arrested, BBC reported on Friday citing daughter of the late Brigadier General Asaminew Tsige, Mahlet Asaminew.

Police arrested Woizero Desta Assefa in Burayu, in the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa.

The brother of the late Asaminew Tsige, who is not identified by name, is missing and his whereabouts are not known to the family and he did not even attend his brother’s funeral in Lalibela, according to Mahlet Asaminew who spoke to BBC Amharic.

Burayu town police confirmed to BBC Amharic Service that Woizero Desta Assefa is in police custody and that her arrest is related to “coup” in Bahir Dar in the seat of Amhara regional state on June 22.

The town’s head of security and administration, Solomon Tadesse, said that she was arrested in accordance with the law and that she is arrested as part of the investigation into the alleged coup as police seek to gather relevant information, based on BBC Amharic report.

Mahlet, daughter, told BBC Amharic that police took her mother from home which is located in the locality of Ashewa Meda, Burayu town, as reported by BBC Amharic.