Managing Director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST),has filed a writ at Accra High Court against the Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC), Duncan Amoah for defamation.
Mr. Alfred Obeng is seeking to restrain Executive Secretary for the Chamber for Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) from further alleging that he is being threatened by persons claiming to be friends of the former.
Duncan Amoah has alleged both in mainstream and social media that some unidentified persons have been calling him to threaten him for alleging shady dealing in the sales of 1.8 million barrels of crude oil to an unlicensed company BB Energy.
Even though the matter has since been taken up by the police, otecfmghana.com has sighted an application for injunction filed by lawyers for Alfred Obeng against the further propagation of the threat claims.
Alfred Obeng is asking an Accra High Court to grant him “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.”
According to BOST, Mr Amoah by his unsubstantiated claims against its Managing Director, Albert Obeng has adversely affected the reputation of the latter who has distinguished himself creditably since assuming office.
The Executive Secretary of COPEC, Duncan Amoah, claims his life is in danger after he uncovered an alleged shady deal at BOST and has vowed to follow up on the scandal even if that wreaks danger to his life as a citizen of the country.
He asserts that some unidentified assailants allegedly linked to Mr Obeng have vowed to eliminate him in three days and has consequently reported the matter to the police but that notwithstanding he’d also taken some “personal security” measures to ensure his security is not compromised.
COPEC has uncovered an alleged sell-off of 1.8million barrels of crude oil by BOST, causing the state to lose about 5.3 million dollars.
Otecfmghana.com also understands that the BOST boss has filed a defamation suit against Duncan Amoah for maligning his person.
Source: otecfmghana.com/ John Antwi Boasiako