The Labour Division of the Accra High Court will Thursday (today) give its ruling on a GHC5 million damages suit filed against the Executive Secretary of Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) Duncan Amoah.
The Chief Executive Officer, of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Company, Alfred Obeng is seeking GHC5 million damages against Duncan Amoah over allegations of death threats.
In a suit filed at an Accra High Court, Mr Alfred Obeng argues that 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; GHC2 million 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.
The Executive Secretary of COPEC, Duncan Amoah, claimed his life was in danger after he uncovered an alleged shady deal at BOST and vowed to follow up on the scandal even if that wreaked 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 uncovered an alleged sell off of 1.8million barrels of crude oil by BOST, causing the state to lose about 5.3 million dollars.