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Mr. Eric Amoateng

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Parliament
  • NPP Member
    Parliament
  • Member of Parliament
    Nkoranza North
  • Member of Parliament
    NPP

Education

  • Nkoranza Training College
  • Nkoranza Teacher Training College
  • diploma , religion
    University of Ghana
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Amoateng pleads guilty ...
www.myjoyonline.com, 5 April 2007 [cached]
Amoateng pleads guilty
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Myjoyonline Ghana News Photos | Eric Amoateng
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Eric Amoateng
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The battle is ended and Hon Eric Amoateng, the beloved Ex MP for Nkoranza North Constituency has replaced his "NOT GUILTY" plea with a "GUILTY" plea to charges of conspiracy to import heroine into America.
Sentencing has been scheduled for 3pm on June 6, 2007.The Presiding Magistrate Judge Roanne L. Mann in accepting Amoateng's plea observed that "pursuant to Federal Rule LL of the criminal procedure, a finding has been made that the plea was made knowingly and voluntarily."
Hon Amoateng and his counsel on March 19, 2007 signed document before the court in which the defendant told the court that after "fully discussing the matter with my counsel" he has decided to enter a plea of GUILTY.
Exactly five months ago, Hon Amoateng in a statement issued through his Attorney Dennis Adjei Brenya of New Hampstead, New York said, "I affirm before my nation that the allegations against me are false.
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In the said statement, Hon Amoateng accused the media of "unfairly trying and convicting me without the benefit of the facts underlying the case.Our own constitution demand that I should be presumed innocent."
Amoateng and one Nii Adjei were arrested on November 12, 2005 for concealing heroine in pottery and hiding it in a storage facility in Stan Island.
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Amoateng should have accepted this long ago,he has drag the case to this time.One thing he shouldnt forget is he's dealing with whites and not blacks.
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Amoateng pleads guilty.
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Its a pitty, but all the same i say to the family of Hon. Amoateng to have a kind heart and pray for his health.
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Amoateng has disgrace NPP
Amoateng shd have admited the charges against him earlier rather than waiting all this while.He has really disgrace this government.He shd pray for forgiveness.
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Amoateng pleads
if this man were to admit earlier and ask God for forgiveness, he would have been exonerated. we people in Ghana, thought he has no problem hence , we were not praying for him. next time, any NPP guys in this problem should tell the truth early.
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Amoateng pleads
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Amoateng needs Jesus!Pray to God to WHAT again!?Veeeeery funny
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Mr Amoateng is from the narcotics popular party(npp) and his plea has come as a suprise in that his mentors came out to tell ghanaians that h was innocent and continued using the resources of ghanaians to pay him.Can we also charge him here after his sentence for deceiving ghanaians or we charge his mentors who deceived as and still owe ghanaians an appology for such untruthgful defence of a quilty man
Myjoyonline.com Ghana News :: Amoateng's lawyer to hand important message to Parliament ::: Breaking News | News in Ghana | politics
www.myjoyonline.com, 2 Feb 2007 [cached]
Myjoyonline Ghana News Photos | Eric Amoateng
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I am going to appeal to the Speaker of Parliament to let me appear before the august House to deliver a message from Eric Amoateng before the House pronounces any judgement on him Dennis Adjei-Brenyah, Counsel for Eric Amoateng
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Counsel for Eric Amoateng, Member of Parliament for Nkoranza North currently under arrest in the US, is due in the country on Tuesday, February 6.
The US-based lawyer's trip, he told the Ghanaian Times, was to discuss "some pertinent issues" with Parliament, hopefully before the Privileges Committee of the House re-opens discussions and takes a decision on his client's continued absence from Parliament.
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"I am going to appeal to the Speaker of Parliament to let me appear before the august House to deliver a message from Eric Amoateng before the House pronounces any judgement on him," Mr. Adjei-Brenyah said.
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Mr. Amoateng's continued absence from Parliament was raised by the Speaker, Mr. Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes, on Tuesday when Parliament reconvened after a six-week recess.
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Mr. Amoateng took leave of absence in November 2005 to visit the United States but was arrested for alleged narcotic drug trafficking and is standing trial.He has however pleaded not guilty.
The House in March 2006 took a decision to allow his continued absence from parliament for due process of the law to take its course.
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The text said the Lawyer of Mr Amoateng is going to appeal to the Speaker of Parliament to let him appear before the House to deliver a message form Mr Amoateng to members of parliament before the House pronounces any judgment on him.
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Whatever the position of Amoateng is on his present predicaments doesn't warrant the appeaarance of his lawyer before the Parliament of Ghana.If Amoateng has a message he should deliver it to his party (the NPP) and his constituency in the BA region.At worst, the speaker of parliament can be given a written statement of whatever he Amoateng and his lawyer think about his (Amoateng's) future.
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Amoateng will surely be sexually abused in US jail by these gays trust me so will Dasebre dwamena.I tell you when they come they will need thorough hospital check up, anyway as for Dwamena UK laws are quite stricter than US so he's going go in for a long time.
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NPP-government is close to the Bush-government in the USA, if Amoateng was not a DRUG DEALER, he would have been in Ghana already.
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I WRITE TO ASK PARLIAMENT NOT TO SET BAD PRECEDENCE, AND SHOULD BE CIRCUMSPECT IN THEIR DECISION WITH REGARDS TO THE APPEARANCE IN THE AUGUST HOUSE OF THE SO- CALLED ADVOCATE OF MR AMOATENG, MP AND ALLEGED DRUG BARON.I AM SAYING THIS BECAUSE IF ANYBODY, GHANAIAN OR ANOT CLAIMS TO HAVE IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR THE HOUSE AND THEREFORE SHOULD BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS SUCH ISSUES ON FLOOR OF THE HOUSE, I DONT THINK PARLIAMENT WOULD HAVE TIME TO DEAL WITH VERY IMPORTANT ISSUES AFFECTING THE WELBEING OF GHANAIANS AND THE WORLD AT LARGE.SO I SUGGEST THAT IF THE LAWYER HAS SOME THING TO TELL PARLIAMENT HE SHOULD PASS IT THROUGH THE CLERKS TO THE SPEAKER BUT NEVER ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE AS IF HE IS AN MP OR INVITED GUEST GUEST TO THE HOUSE.SHOULD IT BECOME NECESSARY TO VOTE ION THE ISSUE I PLEAD WITH THE NPP MAJORITY NOT TO USE THEIR NUMERICAL STRENGTH TO GET IT THROUGH.
Amoateng pleads guilty ...
www.ghanareview.com, 5 April 2007 [cached]
Amoateng pleads guilty
Hon Eric Amoateng - Former Member of Parliament for Nkoranza North Constituency
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Exactly five months ago, Hon Amoateng in a statement issued through his
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In the said statement, Hon Amoateng accused the media in that statement of"unfairly trying and convicting me without the benefit of the factsunderlying the case.Our own constitutional demands that I should bepresumed innocent".
Mr Amoateng is standing on eight counts of importation, conspiracy toimport, distributing and conspiracy to distribute, distributing andpossession with intension to distribute heroine in America.
Amoateng and one Nii Adjei were arrested on 12 November 2005 forconcealing heroine in pottery and hiding it in a storage facility in StanIsland.GRi ...
Accra, Nov. 10, GNA - An ...
www.allghananews.com, 11 Nov 2014 [cached]
Accra, Nov. 10, GNA - An Accra Circuit Court on Monday adjourned the case involving Eric Amoateng, a former Member of Parliament to November 11, due to the absence of the accused person in court.
When the case was called, Counsel for the accused told the court that his client, (Eric), was sick and had called him just this morning to inform him of his inability to make it to the court today.
He however prayed the court that, his client would try as much as possible to present himself to the court on the next adjourned date.
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Amoateng is alleged to have travelled to Ghana with a female Ghanaian passport number H2347080 after serving his conviction abroad.
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Amoateng served his sentence and on July 30 he was released from prison.
Former NPP Member of Parliament for ...
news.thinkghana.com [cached]
Former NPP Member of Parliament for Nkoranza North, Eric Amoateng, is expected to be released Tuesday after serving a seven-year jail term in the United States.
He was arrested on December 11, 2005 for illegal possession of 136 pounds of heroin in the United States.
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Amoateng, however, sent a resignation letter dated 4 February 2007 to the Speaker, which was accepted.
By-elections were finally held on March 13, 2007 and Major Derrick Oduro (Retired) won to replace Amoateng, 16 months after his arrest.
Amoateng had travelled to the USA on an Emirates Airline flight to the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) with a friend, Nii Okai Adjei.
The trip, according to reports, was ostensibly to buy wrist watches for resale in Ghana with $9,000 seized from Amoateng.
They were charged with "conspiracy with intent to distribute heroin".
Eric Amoateng and Nii Okai Adjei initially pleaded not guilty to the charge of conspiracy to distribute narcotics when brought to court.
Adjei later changed his plea to guilty. Following this, a second charge was brought against Amoateng.
In August 2006, a third charge of "distributing a controlled narcotic substance of about a kilogram or more containing heroin" was brought against Amoateng. On March 19, 2007, Amoateng changed his plea to guilty.
He was sentenced on 12 December 2007 to 10 years in jail.
Seven boxes of pottery which had landed at Newark Liberty International Airport from London, destined for JFK a day earlier were found to contain 136 pounds of heroin.
The reported street value of the drugs was about US$6 million.
Amoateng and Adjei were monitored by security personnel as they took delivery of the cargo and sent it to an American Self-Storage location on Staten Island.
They were arrested the next day when they went to inspect the goods. Amoateng apparently unsuccessfully claimed diplomatic immunity following his arrest.
Profile of the man, Eric Amoateng
Eric Amoateng was born in Ghana on February 19, 1953. He had his secondary education at Nkoranza Anglican School, Nkoranza, where he passed his O-levels.
He then attended the Nkoranza Training College, Nkoranza for his A-level education, completing in 1973. He further attended the Nkoranza Teacher Training College from where he qualified as a teacher.
Years later, he went to the University of Ghana, obtaining a diploma in religion in 1992.
Eric Amoateng unsuccessfully bid to stand as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP candidate for the Nkoranza constituency in 2000 amidst some controversy.
Some were reportedly wary of his affluence. It is also reported that in 2001, Amoateng was once accused of visa fraud.
Amoateng renounced his chieftaincy in 2004 in order to stand in the December 2004 parliamentary elections on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Mr. Amoateng adopted Bomini in neighbouring Nkoranza North constituency in the Nkoranza District as his home town.
His candidacy for the Nkoranza North constituency was challenged at the Sunyani High Court in 2004 but the case was eventually withdrawn from the court.
He won 46.9 per cent of the votes with a margin of 22.3 per cent to become the first ever Member of Parliament for the newly created Nkoranza North constituency, from January 7, 2005.
Following his arrest, there was a long debate as to whether Amoateng should still be held as the sitting MP for Nkoranza North.
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