DK POISON Petitions Prez Akufo Addo For His 40 Years Old Sardine Money. READ MORE

Ghanaian boxing legend and Ghana's first world boxing champion, David Kotei, popularly known by his ring name, D.K Poison has once again petitioned President Akufo-Addo revealing that Akufo-Addo regarding his claim of state indebtedness to him.

According to source, the boxer who 1976 gave amount of  about  $45000 to the Ghanaian government when it declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 presented a copy of his petition to the Sports Minister, Mr. Isaac Asiamah who received the petition on behalf of the President.

The former WBC world featherweight champion also presented copies of his petition to the National Sports Authority, the Sports Ministry and other officials who the legendary boxer thinks they can help him claim the over 4 decades old money owed him.

Hoping that President Akufo Addo will look into his petition and pay him his 4 decades old money, D.K Poison who is now 68 years old, loaned the Ignatius Kutu Acheampong led administration an amount of $45,000 which is equivalent to $232,231.50 today and the cedi value of GHC 1,120,361.

On September 20, 1975, David Kotei, better known as “DK Poison,” became Ghana’s first ever world champion, capturing the WBC World featherweight title with a 15-round split
decision won over Ruben Olivares at the forum in Inglewood, California.

The Ghanaian defended the belt three times – he defeated David Sotelo, Flipper Uehara and Shig FukuYama.

The $45,000 money was the cash award he earned after defeating Fuku Yama.

The government of Ghana who was so broke at the time  had to borrow his money to purchase canned mackerel to mitigate the harsh conditions the country was facing then.

Unfortunately for him, shortly after the canned mackerels arrived in Ghana, Acheampong’s regime was overthrown by the Jerry Rawlings’ coup. Acheampong was subsequently executed by the new military regime, and since then, the boxing legend has been chasing his money.

After the coup, D.K Poison said he went to see “Chairman Rawlings” about the cash and was referred to one Nathan Kwao who incidentally was also in government during Acheampong’s time, but Nathan Kwao told D.K Poison that he
thought the canned mackerels were ‘D.K Poison’s gift’ to the state.

D.K Poison after meeting with Nathan Kwao didn’t give up on the chase for his money as he continued by petitioning the late former president John Evans Atta Mills (during his presidency) about the same issue, but unfortunately, steps initiated by the late president could not be completed before he passed on and his successor  Ex-president John Mahama ignored the the initial efforts made by predecessor.

Just like many Ghanaians, Mr David Kotei is  hoping Nana Akufo-Addo will act on the petition and pay him his interestless $45000 which equivalents to over Ghc1,000,000 today.

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