Obinim charged with assault; police whisk him away in handcuffs

Obinim charged with assault; police whisk him away in handcuffs

Obinim has finally been charged with assault for his public discipline of teenagers in his church.

The controversial founder of the International God’s Way Church was charged with causing physical assault.

He was earlier reported to the Domestic Violence and Victims’ Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service after a video went viral on social media.

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Obinim charged with assault; police whisk him away in handcuffs

The video showed the Man of God flogging two teen lovers in church with a belt for fornicating.

Public outrage was almost endless after the video went viral but Obinim stood his ground, stating that the critics of his actions lacked "wisdom and understanding".

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The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection subsequently reported him to DOVVSU over the matter. A human rights lawyers, Mr Francis Xavier-Sosu, also sued Bishop Obinim over the issue.

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