Car owners in Ghana should not blame supernatural forces for their faulty vehicles but rather direct their anger at the former Managing Director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST), Mr Alfred Obeng Boateng, who, according to the Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana (COPEC-Ghana), Duncan Amoah, sold over one million litres of contaminated fuel to oil marketing companies, who, in turn sold to car owners at the pumps.
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 him.
Last year, BOST, under the leadership of Mr Obeng Boateng allegedly sold contaminated fuel to Movenpiina, an unlicensed oil marketing company.
Mr Amoah told Chief 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 innocent car owners.
He said: “We all know contamination of fuel can occur but not in large quantities like what we saw under Alfred Obeng. Even when they do, they are treated before they are sold, but Alfred Obeng didn’t treat it, yet sold it. Don’t blame witches for your faulty cars, blame BOST for selling contaminated fuel to filling stations that are destroying your cars, contaminated fuel is not to be sold.”
He added: “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.”