The former Managing Director of BOST, Kwame Awuah-Darko, has sued the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong for making supposed “defamatory” comments against him, claiming GHC 5million compensatory damages.
He has also sued Multimedia’s Asempa FM as well as Oman FM, for using their platforms to defame his hard earned reputation.
According to Mr Awuah Darko, Kennedy Agyapong, alleged on the two FM stations that he [Kwame Awuah-Darko] had embezzled state funds and was currently living abroad.
Awuah Darko said Kennedy Agyapong claimed on Asempa FM that, “Kwame Awuah-Darko, when we search his account, we found 100 million dollars… He has run away, now living abroad… He shuttles between Virginia, South Africa and Dubai. I have been monitoring him seriously… These people are wicked people…”
He also stated in the suit that, the maverick politician also said on Oman FM, “the crimes these people commit must not go unpunished. So far the documents I have in my possession shows (slc) an embezzlement of 230 million dollars recorded as losses for BOST under Awuah-Darko… and then his own bank account after we tracked him down, we discovered an amount of 100 million dollars. These guys don’t even know how to steal. He didn’t even know that we could track him… 100 million dollars… yes 100 million dollars.”
However the former BOST MD insists these claims are false.
Mr. Awuah Darko’s suit follows a similar one by the Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD), Senyo Hosi, who has also sued Mr Agyapong for defamation demanding GHC 8M.