BOST MD Suit: Duncan Amoah Loses First Round

Labour High Court presided over by Justice Gifty Dekyem has dismissed an interlocutory application by embattled boss of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC), Duncan Amoah, praying the court to dismiss a substantive application by the Chief Executive Officer of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Company is seeking 5 million cedis damages against the head of COPEC over allegations of death threats.

In a suit, Mr Alfred Obeng, CEO of BOST says 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; 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 Mr Duncan Amoah, his agents and assigns from publishing allegations of death threats against him.

However, Duncan Amoah even before the actual case is heard by the court filed an interlocutory application challenging the suit because it failed to provide the residential and or professional address of the Applicant ( Alfred Obeng) which is a requirement on any application to the court.

The Presiding judge in a short ruling indicated that the application fails because the absence of the address does not have any direct bearing on the case before the court. The court therefore ordered the Applicant to make the necessary correction and add his address accordingly.