Bishop Obinim Smiles as He Is Led Away by Police Over GH¢11.6 million fraud case

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The Controversial founder of the International God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim who was in the limelight after he flogged two teenagers who engaged in premarital sex and had attempted an abortion has been arrested and transferred to the Accra Police Headquarters, after he reported himself to Tema Regional police station yesterday.

The self-styled ‘Angel of God’ responded to an invitation by following complaints made to the police the incident.

The police had given him 24-hour ultimatum to honour their invitation or they will be forced to take action against him. He duly complied and gave himself up for arrest.

The video where Obinim had flogged the two teenagers with a belt had gone viral on social media recently, drawing widespread criticism but the Bishop defended the action insisting they deserved it and that it was an order from God.

The mothers of the teenagers seemed to agree as they said that the angel should not be arrested with one of them even going so far as to say that she’d curse people if they continued to hassle Obinim.

However, that may not be the only trouble that the Bishop is in as according to Ghana media, the controversial Preacher is also being interrogated over a GH¢11.6 million fraud case.

According to Public Relation officer of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) ASP Joseph Darkwa, he said that a complainant came to the Tema Police some few weeks ago to report that he gave an amount of GH¢780,000 to Okomfo Gyapata of Mampong Nkwanta near Koforidua in the Eastern Region to do a spiritual ritual to bless the money.

“According to the complainant, after some time, he realised that the Okomfo was not able to help him neither was he able to give him back his money, so he came to Bishop Obinim to report the matter so the Bishop would help him retrieve the money and do the rituals to bless the money for him,” he said

Darkwa added that based on this, Bishop Obinim asked him to bring the rest of the gold money which amounted to GH¢11.6 million belonging to the family.

The complaint told the police since he gave the money to the Bishop, he has not been able to do what he was expected to do neither was he given his money.

The complainant said he gave the money to Okomfo Gyapata on November 28, 2015, but the money he gave to Bishop Obinim was in June this year

Darkwa speaking to Joy News’ Dzifa Bampoh on Newsnite said that the complainant has not lodged a complaint against Okomfo Gyapata as yet but if it becomes necessary that they have to involve him they would do so.

“We have just commerce investigation into this issue, when we finish we will hand him over to Domestic Violence Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) to investigate the domestic violence issue,” ASP Darkwa said.

His congregation was said to be unhappy with the development as their leader was led away in chains.

You can see the video of him being led away below.

Famutimi Femi is a writer for theheraldng. He is also a lawyer by trade. His hobbies include reading and writing, he also loves Renaissance art.

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