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AG files writ to challenge sentencing of gunman

The Attorney General has filed an application at an Accra High court seeking to set aside a judgment of the circuit court that sentenced Charles Antwi, the gunman who was jailed after confessing he had wanted to kill President John Mahama.

According to the state, the trial judge, Justice Obiri, erred in his judgment because there was an error on the face of the record.

The State is further asking for a retrial and a thorough examination of the convict.

Charles Antwi has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for entering the church [Assemblies of God] of the President, John Dramani Mahama, with a gun.

He had pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful possession of firearm.

He confessed to the circuit court that he had wanted to assassinate the President.

Some Ghanaians have criticised the ruling, arguing that claims by Charles Antwi shows that he might not be sane, hence the need for psychological attention.

Meanwhile, a private legal practitioner, Godwin Adjei-Gyamfi has petitioned Amnesty International to investigate the 10-year sentencing of a 36-year-old man who went to President John Mahama’s church, supposedly to kill him.

Source: citifmonline

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