The Chief Executive Officer of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Company is seeking 5 million cedis damages against the head of Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) over allegations of death threats.
In a suit filed at an Accra High Court, a copy of which has been intercepted by Myjoyonline.com, Mr Alfred Obeng says the unfounded allegations have damaged his professional reputation.
He is, therefore, asking the court to slap a 2 million cedis 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.
Alfred Obeng is also asking the court to restrain Mr Duncan Amoah, his agents and assigns from publishing allegations of death threats against him.
Threat of Death
Mr Duncan Amoah had filed a case against Mr Obeng at the Tema Police accusing him of threatening to take his life.
The threat Mr Amoah argued was to stop him from further exposing a transaction by BOST which has caused financial loss to the state.
The accusation has become a subject of police investigation which the Tema Police Commander DCOP Asomah Hinneh confirmed to Joy News.
Mr Obeng has since been invited by the police to assist with investigations.
In a fluid development, the BOST boss has proceeded to court with a 5 million cedis suit, but Mr Duncan insists that will not deter him from further exposing details of the fraudulent transaction BOSGT is involved in.
He told Joy News he was yet to receive a copy of the writ but has put his lawyers on notice to respond appropriately when the suit comes.
Mr Duncan said the threats of death were made in the name of Albert Obeng by his assigns, stating he has not at any point directly accused Mr Obeng of threatening to kill him.
According to him, the death threats came after he refused to agree to take an amount offered by assigns to Mr Obeng who wanted him to stop his campaign against the fraudulent case.
The death threat and its attendant suit have come about as a result of claims by Duncan Amoah that BOST sold 1.8 million barrels of crude oil at a discounted price to an unlicensed company.
But BOST insists nothing untoward was done in the transaction with