Awuah-Darko Dragged To Special Prosecutor Over BOST Money

The Centre for National Affairs (CNA) has dragged former Managing Director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST), Kingsley Kwame Awuah-Darko, before the Office of the Special Prosecutor for investigations into some of his dealings while he was in office.

The CNA’s petition is in relation to alleged illegal payments of GHS40.5m into an account of the office of the then-Chief of Staff under the Mahama administration, Julius Debrah, which, according to the CNA, did not have statutory approval.

According to letters allegedly signed by Mr Awuah-Darko, the payments were "monies accrued from the security fees taken from Bulk Oil Distribution Companies (BDCs) invoices to effect payments on the cost of petroleum products supplied by Goil."

The petitioners said they were triggering Act 959, which empowers the Special Prosecutor to investigate suspected corruption and corruption-related offences.

The petition becomes the second from CNA after it asked Mr Martin Amidu’s office to investigate the former Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, who was removed over stated misbehaviour involving procurement breaches.