Pressure Group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) is accusing the Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers, Ghana (COPEC), Duncan Amoah of blackmail following his recent accusations levelled against Alfred Obeng, MD of Bulk Oil Storage Limited (BOST).
COPEC is calling for a probe regarding the sale of crude to BB Energy Company under unclear circumstances.
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Mr Amoah, who issued a press statement on Monday, March 12 in relation to the development said: “One is left wondering what could have informed the current BOST to undertake such a poor wasteful transaction, leaving the company with a net loss of over GHS23 million.
COPEC GH has, therefore, urged the Economic and Organised Crime Organisation (EOCO), Police CID, the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and the Office of the Special Prosecutor (SP) to take up the matter to unravel the circumstances and details regarding the sale which COPEC believes was a rip-off.
BOST has since denied the allegations, accusing the COPEC founder of making “illogical and baseless” allegations.
But reacting to the matter, the Director of Operations for AFAG, Davis Opoku Ansah appealed to the media and the general public to ignore [Mr Amoah] for the state’s sake.
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According to him, Mr Amoah is only engaging in broad-daylight blackmail to gain undeserved favours from BOST.
He alleged that, some two weeks ago, Duncan Amoah met with the MD of BOST at a Hotel in Accra, to convince him to permit his business friend to transport products.
Mr. Opoku Ansah said failure by Mr. Alfred Obeng to grant the permit resulted in the allegations levelled against him.
He has challenged Duncan Amoah to deny the allegations.
“Duncan Amoah is only blackmailing the BOST MD; he is only creating the impression to paint that man [Alfred Obeng] black.
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“I can say on authority that Duncan Amoah met him at Golden Tulip Hotel to discuss this matter and because the issue didn’t go as planned, he decided to blackmail him”, he said on Accra-based radio, Neat FM.
Mr. Opoku Ansah believes the allegations are meant to tarnish the image of the BOST MD, Alfred Obeng Boateng, therefore urging the public to disregard them.