There’s No Legal Proof That Ghana owes D.K Poison $45k – Sefa Kayi

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Ace broadcaster and host of Accra-based Peace FM’s morning show, Kwami Sefa Kayi has countered the decision by the government to pay Ghanaian legendary boxer, David Kotei Poison a whopping amount of $45,000 as a debt owed him by the state.

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The Journalist is of a strong view that, the government is getting everything wrong in its decision to pay the amount with interest to the retired boxer since, at the time of the agreement, no official agreement was made.

“Truth to be told, if you go into law, it’s not a legitimate transaction. No paper exists to prove that the government took the money from him”, Kwami Sefa Kayi stated

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday, October, 5, 2020 issued a statement, asking the Finance Ministry to pay DK Poison on ‘compassionate grounds’.

“Agreement made with government by word of mouth does not hold water in law. How do you justify the payment of $45,000 plus interest on a loan that that was done in 2020 with no paperwork?” he fumed on his show.

D.K Poison, the first-ever Ghanaian boxer to win an international title, had been chasing the money for all this while but President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday gave an order to the Ministry of Finance to repay the loan.

D.K. Poison said that he earned a purse of $75,000 from an international bout but was paid an amount of 34,000 old cedis, through a transfer at the then Barclays Bank, which was equivalent to $30,000 at the time.

The loan to Col. I.K. Acheampong’s administration was advanced purely on a gentleman’s agreement basis with officials of the then military administration way back in Tokyo, Japan where D.K. Poison won his second title defence against Shigefumi Fukuyama.


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