Duncan Amoah sued over ‘death threat’ claims, GHS5m for damages

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
Duncan Amoah & Alfred Obeng

The Chief Executive Officer of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company, BOST, Alfred Obeng Boateng has sued the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers, COPEC, Boss, Duncan Amoah over allegations of death threats.

In a suit filed at an Accra High Court, Alfred Obeng says the unfounded allegations have damaged his professional reputation for which he seeks damages to the tune of 5 million cedis.

Two 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 Duncan Amoah, his agents and assign from publishing allegations of death threats against him.

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 “ The plaintiff/applicant herein praying this honourable court for an order of injunction restraining the defendant/ respondent herein, his agents, assigns, workmen, and all persons claiming through or under him 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.”

Duncan Amoah had filed a case against Alfred Obeng Boateng at the Tema Police accusing him of threatening to take his life.

The threat Duncan 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.