Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Pastor Who Openly Flogged Church Members for Sleeping Together Lands in Fresh Trouble

A pastor who made news headlines recently for subjecting his church members to public humiliation for having s*x, has found himself in fresh troubles.
Bishop Daniel Obinim
 
Bishop Daniel Obinim who is thought to be one of Ghana's most controversial pastors is the founder of the International God's Way Church.
 
The pastor made headlines recently when he flogged two church members who happen to be his wards, during a church service because they had s*x and attempted to have an abortion.
 
The Bishop was invited by police to answer questions on the matter and he honoured the invitation by going to the Ema Regional police station earlier yesterday.
 
However the man was arrested and escorted in handcuffs and transfered to the Accra Police Headquarters.
 
The man of God is not just being arrested for flogging people in church...there is a new twist.
 
According to Ghana media, the controversial Preacher is also being interrogated over a GH¢11.6 million fraud case.
 
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) PRO, ASP Joseph Darkwa, said 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.
 
ASP Darkwa said it was based on that that Bishop Obinim asked him to bring the rest of the gold money which amounted to GH¢11.6 million belonging to the family.
 
The complainantt 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.
 
The CID PRO told Joy News' Dzifa Bampoh on Newsnite 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 commenced 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.
 
The congregation waiting for him to lead service at the Tema Community 9 branch were disappointed as the junior pastors throng the police station and they registered their disappointment upon seeing him handcuffed into a police car to be transferred to Accra, Joy News reports.
 
Watch a video of his arrest below:
 

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