A Security Analyst with the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Center, Dr. Kwesi Aning has warned government to conduct a thorough investigation about the gunman who wanted to kill the president.
Dr. Aning opines that there are fundamental questions about the origin of the gun that needs to be answered to ensure that Charles Antwi had no accomplices.
“The man has now been jailed but I think this is the time for us to go back to the drawing board and ask the more fundamental questions; the gun was unregistered, where did it come from, who gave it to him…there are lots of questions that will lead to the answer. And there are lots of leads that we need to follow in order to ascertain the truth,” he told Citi News.
Charles Antwi, 36, who was arrested at the Ringway Assemblies of God church [where President Mahama fellowships] for carrying a loaded gun was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday.
He told an Accra Circuit court that he carried the gun with the intent to kill the president.
According to Mr. Antwi, his actions were as a result of the fact that President Mahama was made president instead of him after the death of President John Evans Atta Mills.
He further told the court presided over by Justice Francis Obiri that he did not agree with the current electoral system being practiced in the country something he says is not good for democracy.
The suspect also revealed to the court that the day he was arrested was the fourth time he had gone to church but failed to carry out his mission because the president was not in church.
Security operatives on guard at President Mahama’s church, prevented what could have been a bloody Sunday after they found a loaded gun on the 36-year old who according to a statement from the Ministry of Communications, was “fidgety” and looked “suspicious.”