The 37-year-old man who was jailed 10 years for attempting to kill President John Dramani Mahama has finally been freed.
Charles Antwi who was prosecuted for carrying a gun to the president’s church to kill him was released from the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) where he has been since August 2015.
Francis Xavier-Sosu, a human rights lawyer and counsel for Charles Antwi, who appealed to set aside the sentencing of Antwi, told 3news.com that his client would be released later today.
Charles Antwi was sentenced to 10-years imprisonment for illegally possessing an arm 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 Charles Antwi.