Similar to the 11 former government ministers and EPLF leaders (G15) who were arrested 2001, Tewolde Eyob was arrested, in 1975 without having committed any crime. Tewelde was arrested as a result of a conspiracy by Mesfin Hagos and Solomon W/Mariam after he disagreed with them and other members of the EPLF leadership over the arrest of the ringleaders of Menka . Tewolde who split from the ELF in 1969 said that in terms of respect for justice he could not see any difference between the ELF and EPLF leaderships. Consequently he, too, was arrested and executed in 1980.
Meharena Hadgu who was a former prisoner described Tewelde Iyob and the circumstance how was he arrested in the following words
Tewelde Iyob said let us democratically solve the situation. When it was said this movement was destructive, Tewelde said no, this is a conflict only not a destructive one and we can lead them to the right way, it is not a criminal charge, but was said he too was against Shabia and eliminated.
The Menka movement started in September and Isayas talked of it in January. A paper is lost written by Tewelde Eyob "at Adobha meeting we claimed our youth were killed and we condemned the ELF. This will be our everlasting condemnation, the case must met democratically changed." He was charged to becoming Menka and secretly demoted from top leadership post. He was imprisoned in June or July of 1974 and killed like the Menka. We all knew he was killed. Nothing is kept secret forever. Some secrets are known from leaders.
Imprisoned at Gerger,
Arag and other places in Shale area between 1976-1980 and executed in 1980