Charles Antwi jailed for attempting to kill President Mahama

Charles Antwi

Charles Antwi

An Accra Circuit Court on Tuesday sentenced Charles Antwi, the man who took a double barrel gun to the Ring Road Assemblies of God Church where President John Dramani Mahama worships, to 10 years imprisonment.

He pleaded guilty to possessing firearms without lawful authority.

Antwi, unemployment, claimed President Mahama was not ruling the country well, so he wanted to take over the Presidency, and had therefore taken the gun to the church on three occasions.

The National Security Secretariat last Sunday took into custody a 36-year-old man who was arrested with a weapon at the Ringway Gospel Centre branch of the Assemblies of God Church.

President Mahama and the first family are members of the Church, but were absent when the incident occurred.

A statement signed by Dr Edward K. Omane Boamah, the Minister of Communications, and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said the man was arrested after his fidgety and suspicious behaviour was noticed during the morning service.

He was escorted out of the Church by security personnel, and following a search, the weapon was found, the statement indicated. GNA

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