BOST Slaps Duncan Amoah With Law Suit For Defamation

The Chief Executive Officer for the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company, Alfred Obeng Boateng has sued the Executive Director for the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana, Duncan Amoah for 5 million cedis over allegations of death threats made against him.

The Managing Director of BOS, Alfred Obeng Boateng is seeking a court injunction against any further publication that his agents has hired assassins to eliminate  Mr Duncan Amoah within three days.

The case, which was filed at an Accra high Court yesterday on behalf on his client by Lawyer William Osei Kufuor, 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.”

BOST is particularly worried because of the negative impression after months of battling the contaminated fuel saga to save its image even though it still remains a tag hence Alfred Obeng is, therefore, praying the court to slap a GHS 2 million damages against the defendant for damaging his professional reputation; 2 million cedis for damaging his social reputation and 1 million cedis for the psychological trauma the death threat publication has had on him.

It mounted another defense at a news conference barely 24 hours after a statement denying allegations that the MD approved the sale of 1.8 million barrels of crude at a discounted price resulting in the loss of a whopping 23 million cedis to the state.

The news conference which was addressed by Head of Fuel Trade Department, Albert Mantey questioned the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers, COPEC Ghana’s experience in the industry and its credibility, describing the allegation as frivolous.

“…You cannot just get up and issue such statement that has potential to damage reputation of your fellow human beings and the very company that belongs to all of us as Ghanaians because of your individual interest of looking for cheap money, the BOST MD said.

But Duncan Amoah hit back at BOST describing their news conference as a kneejerk reaction exposing flaws they are attempting to cover-up.


Meanwhile, ranking member on the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament, Adam Mutawakilu says the committee will  soon meet with BOST for more clarity on the matter.

He also described President Akufo recent approach towards similar cases in the past as been a clearing agent of scandals.


Source: Ghana/