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Charles Antwi Man who wanted to kill Mahama finally walks free

The 37-year-old man is to be released today December 30, 2016 from the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations where he has been since August 2015.

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The 36-year-old Charles Antwi was sentenced 10-years in prison in July 2015 after confessing that he had wanted to kill President Mahama at his church. play

The 36-year-old Charles Antwi was sentenced 10-years in prison in July 2015 after confessing that he had wanted to kill President Mahama at his church.

Charles Antwi, the man who was once jailed 10 years for attempting to kill President John Mahama, will finally walk home as a free person today.

The 37-year-old man is to be released today December 30, 2016 from the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations where he has been since August 2015.

READ ALSO: Mahama's failed assassin to be discharged from psychiatric hospital

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.

READ ALSO: Charles Antwi has mental problem - Medical report

According to the judge, his ruling is based on the record of the Circuit Court presented to him which clearly shows the circuit court judge erred.

The judge further ordered the applicant to be released and sent to the Accra Psychiatric hospital.

The ruling followed a suit filed by Francis Xavier Sosu who prayed the court to set aside the sentencing for Charles Antwi citing errors in the judgment of the circuit court.

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