Feizal Mohamed Amin v Guyana Oil Company Ltd  CCJ 10(AJ)
By Kara Graham: Norman Manley Law School
Mr. Feizal Mohamed Amin (‘Mr.Amin’), a gas station owner, had an agreement with Guyana Oil Company Ltd (‘Guyoil’), for Guyoil to supply him with petroleum and petroleum products. Guyoil claimed that between September 5 and September 28, 2005, Mr Amin failed to pay them for goods delivered to the value of GUY$101,280,423.
Mr Amin argued that he had paid all his debts to Guyoil and set out to challenge the accuracy of the alleged debt. In response Guyoil produced a letter written and signed by Amin in which he admitted that he owed Guyoil the sum of GUY$97,609,000 and would pay that sum as soon as possible. Mr Amin readily admitted that he did in fact write this letter, but he stated that it was written as a result of ‘economic coercion’. He argued that he was intimidated into signing the letter because Guyoil indicated that he would have to confess to some indebtedness if he were to continue receiving their products.