The chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Defence and Interior, Fritz Baffour has disclosed that despite the imprisonment of the gunman who planned to kill President John Mahama, the matter is still under investigation.
He however criticized the hasty manner in which the accused, Charles Antwi was tried and convicted.
He argued that detailed investigations should have been done before sentencing him.
[contextly_sidebar id=”gfbYudqz3xInKCH719XRmfZtWCE1XdI8″]Antwi was jailed 10 years for illegally possessing firearms, but he told the court that he wanted to kill the President in order to save the nation from the President’s bad governance.
In an interview with Citi News, Fritz Baffour, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma South, described the judicial process as hasty saying, “I thought it was a little hasty and I think that there is more to it than what happened.”
“I think we should have done investigations and held on because he could have easily been somebody who could have been sent but I don’t want to talk about the conspiracy theory… My personal view was that it was a little hasty and we should have waited a bit and done very intense investigation,” he remarked.
The MP like many others, expressed worry over Antwi’s state of mind.
“Normally, you will look at the man’s state of mind whether he is sane…but as it is, that wasn’t done.”
Meanwhile, the MP for Nkoranza South, Major (rtd) Derek Oduro told Citi News, the convict’s actions were questionable and it raises serious security concerns.
“This raises security concerns that we must go into and find out because the fear and panic which has been put into people is so great that we don’t have to sweep it under the carpet.”
He also questioned the quick sentencing of the trial Judge saying, “why did we give him a very quick trial when we have other sensitive issues which the Attorney General and Police prosecutors have not been able to finish their investigation so why was it done so fast?”
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana