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Mahama ‘gunman’ Charles Antwi released

Charles Antwi, the 36-year-old man who attempted to assassinate President John Dramani Mahama has been released from the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).

Mr. Antwi has been in BNI custody for more than a year since the High court quashed a Circuit Court decision that sentenced him to ten years in prison.

Antwi was sentenced to 10-years imprisonment for illegally possessing a firearm in the President’s church on his first appearance in court.

The sentence was immediately pronounced after the suspect confessed to wanting to kill President Mahama so he could become president.

An Accra Human Rights Court, however, quashed the earlier judgment of the Accra Circuit Court which sentenced Antwi.

Antwi was arrested on July 26, 2015 at the Ringway Gospel Assemblies of God Church, where the President worships.

He was found carrying a locally manufactured pistol with two rounds of ammunition.

When asked by security operatives, he said he had come to the church to kill the President.

However, the president was not present at church when the incident occurred.

Source: Ghana/

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