Managing director of BOST, Alfred Obegn Boateng, has sued the executive secretary of COPEC Ghana, Duncan Amoah, seeking a total of GHC5 million as damages over allegation of death threats.
Mr. Duncan claimed on Sunday that Mr. Boateng had contracted some agents to kill him for uncovering an alleged shady deal at BOST.
According to Mr. Duncan, after COPEC uncovered an alleged sell off of 1.8million barrels of crude oil by BOST, causing the state to lose about 5.3 million dollars, Mr. Boateng on Friday afternoon sent his ‘boys’ to threaten to kill him.
“Our findings are put out awaiting publication from tomorrow Monday only for the MD OF BOST to now send his boys using the following telephone numbers (0554909352, 0269404436 and 0555095891) to curse, insult, attack and threaten my life saying I will be killed in 3 days from yesterday” he told 3news.com.
But Mr. Boateng denied the claim and said he was in touch with his lawyers to sue Mr. Amoah on the death threat allegation, which the MD said he was taking seriously.
He consequently filed a defamation suit at the Accra High Court Tuesday seeking a whooping 5million cedi damages against Mr. Amoah.
The BOST MD is praying the court to award him 2 million each for professional and social reputational damages as well as one million cedis for psychological stress.
In the meantime he has filed a motion before the court seeking to restrain Mr. Duncan, his agents and assigns “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.”
The court registry has fixed March 23 for the hearing of the injunction application.
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