Assassination? Gunman in Mahama’s church for court today

An armed man was arrested at President Mahama's church with a fully loaded pistol

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The 36-year-old man who was arrested for wielding a loaded and cocked pistol in a church building will be put before court today.

Charles Antwi was picked up at the Ringway Gospel Centre branch of the Assemblies of God Church in Accra and is currently being detained by the National Security Secretariat.

National Security sources told the Daily Graphic that investigations were ongoing to establish Antwi’s motive, as well as how he got access to the weapon.

“Although we are still investigating, we intend to arraign him in order not to violate the rules which require us not to hold persons beyond 48 hours without a court warrant,” the source said.

“We are investigating the matter to establish the suspect’s motive for sending a loaded and cocked pistol to a packed church usually attended by the President and the Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana,” it said.

Background
Antwi was apprehended when a member of the congregation noticed his nervous and suspicious behaviour during the church service last Sunday.

According to the security source, a policeman and a member of the church escorted Antwi outside.

The loaded and cocked pistol was found following a search on him.

It was not immediately clear why he had carried the fully loaded gun into the church.

President John Dramani Mahama and his family worship regularly at the Ringway Gospel Centre but were not present in church last Sunday.

Source: Graphiconline

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