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General News of Tuesday, 13 March 2018


Death threats: BOST CEO sues Duncan Amoah

The Chief Executive Officer for the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST), Alfred Obeng Boateng, has sued the Executive Director for the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers, Ghana (COPEC – Ghana), Duncan Amoah, over the death threat allegations made against the BOST CEO.

The suit, which is expected to be moved on 23rd March in the High Court said: “ The plaintiff/applicant herein praying this honourable court for an order of injunction restraining the defendant/ respondent herein, his agents, assigns, workmen, and all persons claiming through or under him from further publishing or broadcasting any word or words or images in any manner whatsoever to the effect that plaintiff had coopted, engaged, contracted or solicited the services of any person or persons to curse, insult, attack, threaten the life of the defendant or threaten to kill defendant in three days pending a final determination to this suit upon terms more particularly stated in the accompanying affidavit.”

Mr Amoah had said that his life was in danger after he uncovered an alleged shady deal at BOST.

This was after he claimed that Ghana lost in excess of GHS30 million in revenue from a transaction BOST had with an unlicensed company.

The losses, the Chamber insists, were recorded at every stage of the value chain from the sale of some 1.8 million barrels of crude oil, to fees for holding the rest of the crude.

The transaction which was undertaken in September last year comes only months after a major scandal involving the sale of some five million litres of contaminated fuel to 38 unlicensed companies.