An Accra Circuit court presided over by Ellen Vivian Amoah has urged lawyers for former legislator Eric Amoateng to file a submission of no case involving a case in which he is being tried for possessing a fake Ghanaian passport.
Her comments followed the failure of prosecutors to present a forensic report the court ordered about four months ago.
[contextly_sidebar id=”GbHLIpBKytVTfe4F0TuJof3mrgU4nMQg”]Eric Amoateng was arrested and subsequently arraigned before court for possessing a fake passport when he returned to the country after serving a 10 year jail sentence for dealing in drugs in the United States.
The case has since been adjourned to the 28th September,2015.
According to the prosecution, Amoateng was, on December 11, 2005, arrested in the United States for possessing heroin valued at $6 million. It said Amoateng was tried, convicted and subsequently sentenced to a 10-year prison term and was released on July 30, 2014.
About 2.20 p.m. on August 7, 2014, Amoateng arrived at the Kotoka International Airport and during his arrival formalities, he was found to be in possession of a Ghanaian passport with the number H02347080.
The passport, the prosecution said, was in the name of one Barbara Inkum and was issued on February 23, 2009 at a time when Amoateng was in prison in the USA.
The prosecution said analysis of the passport by the Document Fraud Office of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) showed that the passport was a forged one as its bio data page had been substituted.
By: Fred Djabanor/citifmonline.com/Ghana