The customer, who recently purchased petrol laced with water at the Atimpoku Shell filling station has filed a writ at the Accra High Court against Vivo Energy Ghana.
The suit filed on Monday, September 19, 2022, at the High Court comes after the customer, Edmund Barwuah, says he purchased diluted fuel at a Shell fuel station on August 28 2022 at Atimpoku near the Adomi Bridge in the Eastern Region.
Barwuah is asking the court to compel the defendant to pay him $2.5 million as compensation for the damage to his car, a business meeting he missed on the said day, which he said could have resulted in a business deal worth more than the $2.5million and negligence on the part of Vivo Energy.
He is also asking the court to make a declaration that Vivo Energy breached a duty of care by selling contaminated fuel to him leading to the damage to his car.
The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) shut down the said Shell fuel filling station at Atimpoku for selling petrol laced with water.
NPA’s intervention came after the circulation of a video of the incident on social media and subsequent complaint made to the NPA on August 29, 2022.
Vivo Energy also apologised for the incident that led to a number of customers’ cars having engine problems.