Over US$1 Million Bribe Claim
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Chamber for Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD), Senyo Hosi, has denied attempting to bribe the Managing Director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Ltd (BOST), Alfred Obeng Boateng, to sell him the dirty fuel, hence the groundswell calls for his resignation or dismissal.
According to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, Mr. Hosi and one Kwame Bediako, wanted the contaminated fuel to be sold to their company, instead of Zup Oil and Movenpiina.
But Senyo Hosi in an interview with The Herald has refuted any such discussion, and threatened court action against Kennedy Agyapong, over the bribery claim made against him.
Mr. Hosi, questioned how he would pay US$1 million, the equivalent of GH¢4.2 million as bribe to the BOST Managing Director (MD) and buy the product from the same institution at GH¢5 million, adding this logic doesn’t make sense to anybody.
He disclosed that, he was speaking with his lawyers on the matter and hopes his lawyers would soon contact Kennedy Agyapong to clear his name from the illegality that has occurred with respect to the dirty oil transaction by the BOST, its MD and the two illegal companies; Zup Oil and Movenpiina.
Senyo Hosi, who has also reacted to the bribery claim by Mr. Agyapong on Accra-based Asempa FM’s Ekosii sen political talk show, said he has no business of bribing the Head of BOST for anything, denying the allegation against him.
“The allegation is untrue. I have not bribed anyone. I may have to search for his number and speak to him directly. He’s a Member of Parliament and so I’ll have to accord him the respect and find out from him about what he’s accusing me of. But again, I will take legal action against him for the defamation and subsequently clear my name,” he said.
Mr Agyapong’s comment, follows Minority’s call on government to immediately terminate the appointment of Mr. Obeng Boateng, over the contaminated petroleum saga.
According to the Minority MPs, the MD, had allegedly colluded, connived and supervised the sale of five million litres of contaminated fuel to unregistered private companies, adding that he has some interest in the deal.
But Ken Agyapong on Asempa FM, claimed that the pressure on Mr. Obeng Boateng is borne out of malice.
He indicated that, Mr. Hosi and Kwame Bediako, who also buys the contaminated fuel intends to buy it, refine it and sell it to consumers.
The outspoken MP said, the off-spec products which are used by the steel, garment, petro-chemical companies to run their machinery, is being sold on the open market.
He has vowed to handover all his documents to the BNI, EOCO and National Security, to investigate all the companies which bought the contaminated fuel and bring them to book.
Ken Agyapong, also advised the BOST CEO to resign, but must ensure he clear his name as a credible businessman.