- Dr Akwasi Osei says Charles Antwi will be fit soon and discharged
- Charles Antwi confessed to security men that he wanted to kill President Mahama when he was caught carrying a gun at the President's church, Ringway Gospel Assemblies of God
- An Accra Circuit Court had earlier on sentenced Charles Antwi to 10-years in prison but a public outcry and efforts of human rights lawyer Xavier Sosu that Antwi was not of a sound mind made the court dismiss his sentence
- Dr Osei says his outfit hopes to turn him in to the court after he is declared sound
Dr Akwasi Osei, the CEO of the Mental Health Authority says Charles Antwi, the mentally challenged man who confessed he wanted to kill President John Dramani Mahama is set to be discharged from the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.
Antwi is said to be responding to treatment and expected to be discharged in a month’s time.
“Charles Antwi is doing fine but he’s not good to the point where he can be left to go,” said Dr Osei when he spoke to Citi FM.
He said his outfit was hoping their patient will be declared fit and sound in a month’s time for him to be referred back to the court.
“We are hoping that in the next one month he’ll be fit enough. We will take him back to the court and the court would decide on his fate,” Dr Osei said.
An Accra Circuit Court had earlier on sentenced Charles Antwi to 10-years in prison but following a public outcry and an application by human right’s lawyer, Mr Francis Xavier Sosu at the High Court that Antwi was not sound to have been tried, the High Court overturned the sentence.
Antwi was arrested on July 26, 2015 at the Ringway Gospel Assemblies of God Church, where the President Mahama attends church services.
Security men picked him up when they spotted him carrying a locally manufactured pistol with two rounds of ammunition.
He claimed he was there to assassinate the President when questioned by security operatives.