Bishop Obinim heads to court today

Bishop Obinim heads to court today

Founder and lead pastor of the International God's Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim is expected to appear in court today, Thursday, 25 August.

Alongside with his lawyer, Samuel Atta Akyea, Obinim will answer to allegations of a GHS11.6million fraud made against him by a gold dealer.

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The cleric was arrested and detained on Tuesday, 23 August after he allegedly turned himself in to the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police.

Bishop Obinim heads to court today

 

After his lawyer failed to secure a release on bail, Obinim also spent Wednesday night in holding, making his second consecutive night in police cells.

Other media reports also suggest that he will be made to answer to physical and verbal assault charges for flogging two teen lovers in his church.

Bishop Obinim has, however, through his lawyer, denied knowledge of the fraud claims and has also maintained that he was right to flog the two teenagers as they were his adopted children.

Meanwhile, faithfuls and followers had earlier clashed with the police and were forcibly dispelled with hot water cannons and pepper spray.

Bishop Obinim heads to court today

Tens of Obinim's followers gather at Nima police station

After the preacher spent Tuesday night in the cells of the Nima Police Station, a release from the Youth Ministry of the church has indicated that the who congregations with an estimated strength of 50,000 voters will vote against the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in December’s general elections for orchestrating the humiliation of its founder and “God’s servant”.

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