President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has cleared an amount of 45,000 USD to be paid to Ghana’s legendary boxer, David Kotei, popularly known as D.K Poison.
A copy of a letter, sighted by Kasapafmonline.com asked the Ministry of Finance to take the necessary action to give effect to this directive.
“I write to convey the approval of the President of the Republic for an amount of forty-five Thousand United States Dollars (US$ 45,000) to be paid to Mr. David Kotei (a.k.a DK Poison) on compassionate grounds,” the letter from the presidency said.
This comes in the wake of a petition on behalf of D.K Poison by his lawyers sent to the Presidency in September 2019 that requested the payment of 45,000 USD which he loaned to the state of Ghana over four decades ago.
D.K Poison was asked by the then Military government led by General Kutu Acheampong to loan his fight purse to the state to enable it to purchase mackerel during an economic crisis period.
This was after he won his second title defense against Shigefumi Fukuyama in Japan in 1976.
According to the boxing legend, he was only handed 34,000 USD out of his total fight purse of 75,000 USD.