The former Chief Executive Officer of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST), Alfred Obeng Boateng, must be arrested for selling over one million litres of contaminated fuel to oil marketing companies in Ghana while he was in office, Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana (COPEG-Ghana), Mr Duncan Amoah, has said.
According to him, this alleged act on the part of Mr Obeng Boateng smacks of criminality, for which the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and the National Security must act by arresting the ex-MD.
Last year, BOST, under the leadership of Mr Obeng Boateng allegedly sold contaminated fuel to Movenpiina, an unlicensed oil marketing company.
Mr Amoah told Chef Jerry Forson on Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5FM Monday, 17 September 2018 that about one million litres of the contaminated fuel was sold to some fuel stations, who, in turn, sold to car users at the pumps – a situation which could destroy the vehicles.
“EOCO and the National Security must intervene and arrest Alfred Obeng for questioning. He must be made to account for the over one million litres of the contaminated fuel that cannot be accounted for. The current CEO of BOST should not be blamed, let us blame Alfred Obeng for the issue.”
Mr Amoah said Mr Obeng Boateng “must tell us the fuel stations he sold the contaminated fuel to and the amount he got from the sale. If he is unable to account for it, then that alone is enough for the state security to go after him.”