Bishop Obinim, the founder of the International God's Way Church, has whipped two teenagers in his church after accusing them of having sex.
In a video which has gone viral on Facebook, Obinim could be seen beating the teenagers - whose names were not immediately known - with what appeared to be a belt.
He accused the girl, as he lashed her, of having sex and getting pregnant instead of focusing on work as an apprentice.
Whipping the boy for allegedly impregnating the girl, Obinim questioned how he was going to take of her and the baby since he (the boy) was unemployed.
At one point when the beating became unbearable, the girl ran to the Obinim's wife on the altar to seek refuge, but Obinim ordered one of his pastors to bring her back.
He continued the beating as soon as she was brought back, saying "Why are you such a fool. Why are you such a fool?" as he lashed her ferociously.
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The video has provoked a firestorm of controversy and outrage on social media, with many Ghanaians calling for criminal prosecution to be brought against the bishop.
Obinim is no stranger to controversy. A video had earlier surfaced of him laying hands on the genitals of his male congregants as he ”prayed” for them to have a bigger manhood.
He also angered the public when he claimed to possess the ability to spiritually transform into a snake and bite people.