Charles Antwi was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for storming the President’s church with a gun
A psychiatric report on Charles Antwi, the man who stormed the President’s church with a gun has confirmed that he is suffering from a systematized delusional disorder.
Professor Joseph Bediako Asare of Peace Be Consultancy and Clinic confirmed this in a report to the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) after examining him.
According to the report, Charles has a history of mental instability and has not received proper treatment.
It further stated that Charles has no insight into his condition and has not regretted the offence he had set out to commit.
The letter cited stated that the person who was referred to the clinic by the BNI to be examined "does not know that what he was doing was wrong due to his altered mental state". “This makes him dangerous and should be treated by a Psychiatrist in a secure environment and under supervision,” the report addressed to the BNI Director concluded.
The report said further that although Charles knew of his background and environment, he still harbored the idea that he should be the President of Ghana.
“Charles was brought to me referred by the in-charge of the BNI clinic at the request of the Director of BNI. I saw him on the 3rd of August 2015 at Peace Be Clinic in the company of Mr. David Fianko Sakyi, and two Security Officers. I also had the opportunity of interviewing one of his brothers, Joseph Adjei who accommodated him at Pokuasi for a few weeks prior to the accident.
“He was neatly dressed and he was able to give an account of himself and events leading to his arrest. He informed that he should be the President of Ghana and not the current President and that since 2005; he felt that Ghana should abandon democratic form of Government through voting as that had not helped the country. He harbored the idea that he should be the President of Ghana and had worked towards that, culminating in his arrest,” the report read.
Charles Antwi, the report continued, ‘denied any auditory and visual hallucinations.’
It is not clear whether that confirmation of his true mental state informed the Attorney General to go to court to seek the reversal of the Justice Francis Obiri verdict.
Charles Antwi was convicted for the unlawful possession of firearm after he confessed to wanting to kill the President when he stormed First Gentleman’s church with a weapon.
An Accra High Court will today, Monday August 24, 2015 hear the re-trial of the suspect.