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I wanted to kill Mahama – Gunman confesses

The suspect, Charles Antwi who was arrested at the Ringway Assemblies of God church for carrying a loaded gun has confessed that he went there to kill President John Dramani Mahama.

He said this in court on Tuesday. He told the court presided over by Justice Francis Obiri that he “wanted to kill the President Mahama to take over his position.”

Charles Antwi further told the court that he “had to be sworn in as president when president John Evans Atta Mills died.” He said, that was his “fourth time going to the church.” He said in all the four, he went with a gun only three times adding that the president was in church the first time he went without any weapon.

Charles Antwi insisted that “trying to kill the president was a way of fighting for the nation” explaining that the “nation’s current electoral system is not helping to improve its democracy.”

He narrated that “a military personnel at the Osu Castle directed him to the president’s church at Ringway.” Charles Antwi has been charged with unlawful possession of firearm.

He has pleaded has pleaded guilty to the charge proferred against him. Justice Francis Obiri, questioned the level of security around the president. Charles Antwi  was arrested on Sunday for wielding a loaded and cocked pistol at the Ringway Gospel Centre branch of the Assemblies of God Church in Accra where President Mahama worships.

Source: – Franklin Badu Jnr/citifmonline.com/Ghana


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