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03.05.2019 Politics

Movenpina-Zup Oil Report: Akufo-Addo Dared To Prosecute Alfred Obeng, Et Al To Afirm His Incorruptibility Nature

By Clement Akoloh
Movenpina-Zup Oil Report: Akufo-Addo Dared To Prosecute Alfred Obeng, Et Al To Afirm His Incorruptibility Nature

A Member of Parliament’s Committee on Energy, Edward Bawa has dared President Akufo- Addo to prove he is incorruptible enough to prosecute the people implicated in the Movinpina-Zup Oil, BOST scandal.

The committee tasked to investigate the Movenpina-Zup Oil contaminated fuel saga, has described the involvement of the former management of BOST in the incident as criminal.

According to him, since the judgment of the Committee is that what happened was criminal, it means that the people are subject to prosecution.

“I am calling on the President if he says he is there to fight corruption; if he says he is incorruptible; if he says he is there to ensure that there is corruption free society, the same yardstick that he used to judge people like Hon. Rockson for an attempt to bribe, that same yardstick should be used in prosecuting people of his government who perpetuate such ill activities within the state,” he stated.

The MP for Bongo made the comment in an interview with Modernghana in a reaction to the latest issue on the scandal where the former management of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Limited have been indicted by the committee set up to investigate the scandal.

The Alfred Obeng led management in 2017 some five million litres of contaminated fuel to Movenpina, a company said to have been incorporated barely a month after it negotiated the deal with BOST and without National Petroleum Authority (NPA) license.

Edward Bawa indicated that the verdict of the Committee is a vindication of the stands the Minority in Parliament took on the matter when the issue first broke. They were disappointed when the government whitewashed the then management of BOST with a purported exoneration by the BNI.

He further went on to indicate that, should the President fail to do something about it, a future NDC government would have cause to further interrogate the issue for possible prosecution.

“There is no status of limitation for crime. Let it be on record that if the government does nothing about it, this is a raw material for a future Attorney General to look into it and deal with it according to the law," he intimated.