Police arrest

An Accra Circuit Court Tuesday sentenced a man, who claimed he wanted to kill Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama in church to “save nation,” to 10 years in prison, local media reported.
Permanent Court
Charles Antwi, 36 and unemployed, who took a pistol to the Ring Road Assemblies of God Church in the capital where the president worships, had pleaded guilty to possessing firearms without lawful authority.

Antwi reportedly claimed Mahama was not ruling the country well so he wanted to take over the presidency, and had therefore taken the gun to the church on three occasions.

The National Security Secretariat last Sunday arrested Antwi, who was carrying the weapon at the church.

Mahama and the first family are members of the Ring Road Assemblies of God Church but were absent when the incident occurred.

A statement signed by Edward K. Omane Boamah, Minister of Communications, and copied to the state-run Ghana News Agency said the man was arrested after his fidgety and suspicious behavior was noticed during the morning service.

Antwi was escorted out of the church by security personnel who found the gun during a search on him. Enditem

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