The office of the Attorney General (AG) has expressed surprise at the conviction of Charles Antwi, the gunman who confessed he wanted to assassinate President John Mahama.
According to the Director of Public Prosecution at the AG’s office, Yvonne Atakora Oboubisa, the convict, Charles Antwi, was on the day of his conviction sent to court to be only remanded in lawful custody for further investigations.
She made this revelation in court on Friday, in a case filed by public interest lawyer Francis Xavier Sosu, at the Human Rights Court for a review of the 10-year conviction of Charles Antwi.
The AG also filed an application yesterday asking the High Court to overturn the ruling of the circuit court.
36-year-old Antwi was arrested by the BNI for the illegal possession of a fully loaded gun.
After interrogations, he confessed planning to kill President Mahama.
An Accra circuit court presided over by Justice Francis Obiri on Tuesday, July 28, found him guilty of unlawful possession of firearm and sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment.