- BNI cleared the BOST MD of any malpractice after their investigations
- Kweku Baako has said the BNI should have collaborated with the Energy Ministry's committee to bring out a full report of the BOST saga
Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, the managing editor of the New Crusading Guide newspaper has expressed concern over the reports released by the Bureau of National Investigation about the contaminated fuel sale saga.
Kweku Baako, in an interview on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo' morning show on Wednesday, said the BNI should have collaborated with the Energy Ministry's committee, which was set up to probe the transaction made by the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport Ltd.
He argued that since there was an official from BNI on the committee, it only made sense that they work together and put their findings in one report.
"They should have allowed the committee to do its job…the committee had a representative of BNI and so I thought whatever they had they would have input it to the committee set by the minister. It makes everything untidy….," Mr. Baako stated.
Mr. Baako was reacting to the findings by the BNI that cleared the current director of BOST, Alfred Obeng Boateng, from any malpractice in the contaminated fuel transaction made with Movenpiina Energy.
It should be recalled, that last week, reports emerged of over 5 million litres of contaminated fuel sold to Movenpiina and Zup Oil, who were revealed to be unlicensed oil companies.
The transaction is said to have caused the state to lose about GHC 7 million in revenue.
There have been some speculative reports that the contaminated fuel has already made its way into some filling stations, however, the National Petroleum Authority has debunked these claims.
According to the NPA, their preliminary findings have revealed the fuel was never distributed to any sale point, hence motorists should disregard these false reports.
Meanwhile, the Minority have demanded an explanation as to the factors that influenced the BNI and National Security to cease the investigations into Mr. Obeng Boateng.
They alleged that this development is just a cover-up by the government to hide the truth behind the contaminated fuel incident.
The Minority also pledged to probe deeper into the issue until they reveal the actual details behind the incident.
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