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Teddy Afro who has been convicted to causing the death of a young man in hit and run incident has had his jail sentence reduced.

Teddy who was imprisoned for six years saw his six year jail sentence cut by four years.


After hearing Teddy’s appeal, the Federal Supreme Court, this morning decided the judges had been mistaken for the six year sentence allowed for the offence and squashed the original punishment and replace it with two years.

Thus, Teddy would spend only two years in prison.


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7 Responses to “Teddy Afro’s sentence cut”
Teddy Afro soon a free man! « belikke Says:

February 18, 2009 at 11:11 am | Reply
[...] Teddy Afro’s sentence was cut with FOUR years! Read here. [...]

 Sawel Says:

February 19, 2009 at 12:12 am | Reply
This is absolutely the greatest news I’ve heard in days!Wow!
I’m so happy leTeddyiachin! Enkuwan egziabher tselotehin semah!

 Nas Says:

February 19, 2009 at 4:38 pm | Reply
I am more convinced that this is all fake.

 Simunit Says:

February 20, 2009 at 11:10 am | Reply
2 years sentence for:
- Drunk driving
- Driving without license &
- Hit and run sound like a joke. But maybe this has nothing to do with justice being served to begin with. If it did, and Teddy Afro is getting only a slap on the wrist so the government could win more votes on the forth-coming election, this won’t be a first. Artist Semahign (Semahgn) Belew is another celebrity who got away with the murder of Girum Tesfaye, Artist Tesfaye Lemmesa’s 31 year-old son. And ofcourse OJ Simpson.

 Juru Says:

February 20, 2009 at 1:20 pm | Reply
Our justice system is a big Ha! Ha! Let’s pray and hope for a better and good day.

 Senait T Says:

March 22, 2009 at 8:39 am | Reply
Does He really deserve this ????
one thing that i can articulate is He is Hero for his country and his people.
may LORD GOD protect and save him from all his enemies.

 manutd Says:

April 26, 2009 at 9:52 pm | Reply
this is one of the geretest news in the world i am very happy thanks to god

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 Teddy Afro's jail sentence lessened
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Ethiopian singer Teddy Afro has had his prison sentence for manslaughter reduced on appeal from six years to two years, the BBC reported Thursday.

Afro was convicted after a car that belonged to him struck and killed a young homeless man in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital. Although he was convicted of failing to stop and offer assistance to the victim, Afro has always insisted he was not the one driving the vehicle at the time of the fatal collision.

The appeal judge upheld the guilty verdict in the case, but lowered the sentence, noting the victim had been seen lying drunk in the road prior to the incident and police had failed to get him to safety.

The BBC said the performer has already spent almost a year in prison and, with an allowance for good behavior, should be released in less than a year.

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