Lawyers for Senyo Hosi, CEO of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors are praying the High Court to relook its decision that led to the striking out of a defamation suit filed by their client against the member of Parliament for Assin Central, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong.
Lawyers for Mr. Agyapong had earlier prayed the court to throw out the case since Mr. Hosi was not pursuing the matter.
Mr.Senyo Hosi has been accused by the MP of offering a million-dollar to bribe the then CEO of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company(BOST), Mr.Alfred Obeng to reverse the sale of contaminated fuel by BOST to two companies.
Mr.Hosi is however asking the court to award a compensation of ¢5 million and ¢3 million against Kennedy Agyapong and Kencity Media, respectively.
There was much discussion in the media circles on the sale of the said 5 million liters of off-spec fuel. This even forced Hon. Boakye Agyarko, the then Energy Minister to set up a committee to investigate the circumstances.
However, on Monday, July 12, 2021, when the case was called, the lawyers for Mr.Agyapong impressed upon the court to dismiss the case arguing that Mr.Hosi seems not interested in pursuing the matter, which plea the court agreed to.
Lawyers for Mr.Senyo Hosi disagree with the court’s ruling. They argue that they have not abandoned the case but have prosecuted the case diligently and attended court proceedings at adjourned dates.
They have therefore filed a MOTION ON NOTICE FOR RELISTMENT OF SUIT at the High Court, seeking to get the court to rescind its earlier decision hence getting the defamation case against Mr.Agyapong back in court.
The court has meanwhile set July 26, 2021, for hearing on the motion.