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Police have arrested the controversial Ghanaian Preacher Bishop Daniel Obinim, who was seen in a viral video, flogging two people, purported to be his step children, for allegedly having sex and attempting to abort the resulting pregnancy. Watch the video here.

A private legal practitioner, Irene Aborchie had filed a complaint concerning the physical abuse, and Tema Police PRO, ASP Juliana Obeng stated that Obinim has been cautioned on the physical abuse case.

Obinim, the Founder of International God’s Way Church, was however, arrested for defrauding a man of GH¢11.6 million (about N964m) under false pretense.

A Ghanaian news medium, Joy News, reported that Obinim has been transferred from the Tema Police to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters for further interrogation.

The report stated that the CID PRO, ASP Joseph Darkwa, disclosed that some weeks ago, a complainant reported to the Tema Police that he gave an amount of GH¢780,000 to one Okomfo Gyapata of Mampong Nkwanta near Koforidua in the Eastern Region (on November 28, 2015) , to do a spiritual ritual to bless the money obtained from gold proceeds.

“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,” Darkwa said.

Darkwa added that after Obinim heard the case, he told the complainant to bring the rest of the money (the GH¢11.6 million) to him (Obinim). This happened in June.

According to Darkwa, the complainant said that Obinim has not been able to do what was expected of him, and has no returned the money.

“We have just commenced investigations 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.

A private legal practitioner Irene Aborchie filed an official complaint with the police to investigate the issue.

Tema Police PRO ASP Juliana Obeng told Joy News that last week Friday, the Tema Police Command, through its DOVVSU department sent a letter to the Bishop to report to their offices for questioning but he failed to honour the invitation.

“He reported this morning and we spoke to him and have cautioned him on physical abuse…he has been taken to the national headquarters CID for further questioning. Meanwhile, his two other pastors who were seen in the video have also been cautioned except that the third pastor is yet to report,” she said.

Members of the church who were waiting for him to lead service at the Tema Community 9 branch were disappointed as the junior pastors thronged the police station to register their disappointment upon seeing him handcuffed into a police car to be transferred to Accra.

32 Comments

  1. shior

    August 24, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    see ya sef?

  2. Igbeyinadun

    August 24, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    “You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

    • Igbeyinadun

      August 24, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      You would have thought he was without sin.

    • Darius

      August 24, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      And all this while, I thought he was above sin or reproach. So even after that video went viral, he wasn’t arrested for assault? I’m sure his gullible followers still look up to him as a role model. They will never believe that their papa is a fraudster. To them, he is being persecuted because he is a real man of God.

    • EC

      August 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      of course. can you not hear the mumu in the background still saying “amin and amin”. People will still blindly follow

  3. Pinkdavis

    August 24, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    What is going to be his excuse this time…Let me guess…… He is going to say “It was the devil!?!??!” Chaii!!! Seriously churches need accountability! No so called “Man of God” should be above God and the law! By their fruits you will shall know them!

  4. Toluwalope

    August 24, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    I think we have a lot to learn from our dear neighbor, not only about how to cook Ghanaian jollof rice but that ‘no G.O. is above the law; and that you cannot slap an innocent girl and not be locked up by the law enforcement agents.

    • yommy

      August 24, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      Shut up man friend..it would have be useful to check online that it was taken to court, investigations were conducted and case dropped. Una go dey compare & contrast everything without knowing all the information in both cases..Ode

    • Corolla

      August 24, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      Investigation dropped? Why? When it was caught on tape? Follower brainwashing. Mcheww.

    • Toluwalope

      August 24, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      @Yommy, you’ve now joined the censorship gang,
      You’re now mr INEC
      Comment examiner
      Chief investigator
      Bellanaija HOD
      Mr not minding your business
      Alatojubo gang
      Akanni’s cousin
      Continue..
      Ok

  5. chick affairs

    August 24, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Serves him right

    But Wait a minute!!!!!! is GH¢11.6 million = N964m. Nigeria is seriously in deep mess.

    • le coco

      August 24, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      No @chick affairs.. Ghana devalued their currency.. I’m not an economist so I cnt explain properly.. but they removed a few zeros from their currency a while ago.. anyone who knows how please explain

    • Lady

      August 24, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      Yh even at that, gh currency next to US dollar is still more than naira

    • Mma Bb

      August 24, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      Ghana removed 4 zeros to be precise. Add that to the figure and you get 116,000,000,000. That’s the real figure.

    • le coco

      August 25, 2016 at 8:47 am

      thanx mma Bb.. i thought so.. jst wasnt sure of facts…

    • Evie

      August 29, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      The 11.6 million is in the new Ghana Cedi not the old. It’s quite a huge amount and I really think the ‘victim’ should be flogged too. You don’t act this gullible and run to the police

  6. nwa nna

    August 24, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Wish the Nigerian authorities would have the ballz to do the same. But no, they would rather protect all the crooks parading themselves as men/women of God!

  7. Marvel

    August 24, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Did that daft victim really need such an amount to be “blessed”? Clearly the blessing was the gold found on the land. This insecurity must stop.

  8. Zeeebby

    August 24, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    That amount of money does not need blessing from any G.O….. I will bless it myself….God go listen

  9. MUSE

    August 24, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Kai! Na so Ghana people get money? there sure is some hidden wealth in that country ooo N66,794,401..28 for one nonsense ritual? kai! I must move to Ghana oo and on top of that carried all that money for the pastor too? smh Please I am moving to Ghana.

    • Lady

      August 24, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      Lmao and I used to think Nigerians have the cash ? I’m still surprised

  10. Ninny

    August 24, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Arrest the muntullah straight up!!

  11. Ammagh

    August 24, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    @Bellanaija, they are members of his church and he caters for their welfare , not his step children. Can you please correct that?

  12. Nono

    August 24, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Ghanian currency is higher than Nigeria’s???t

    • Lady

      August 24, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Yes hun….

  13. chamazing chick

    August 24, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Is the church closed down already??

  14. MakaMaka

    August 24, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    This is just a strategic Smart Move by NDC MUther Fckers who want to distract the nation about the Montie 3 prison release by that S.O.B who calls himself president. Worse president in Ghana history

    I cant wait for these mutherfkers call NDC to be thrown out of office Dec 8

    • Naa Shay

      August 24, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      NDC is going to win again…sadly ???

    • AK

      August 24, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      Your problem is deep!!! You’ve brought Montie 3 to Bella Naija. Lol!
      The President was not an S.O.B when he pardoned one of your own (an MP) who was jailed for falsification of documents, deceit of a public officer and perjury?

      The President was not an S.O.B when he granted pardon to over 800 prisoners on 1st July?

      Some of you have been writing nasty things about him on news portals all over the world since he won the 2012 elections. You may continue, but his work is telling.
      Obinim has gained notoriety for all manner of crazy things. For you to come here and lay all of this at the doorstep of the President shows how deep your hatred runs and its effect on your reasoning.
      Get a grip because he’ll be reelected based on his record.

      If you don’t live in Ghana, get people (Ghanaians/non Ghanaians) who live here to tell you the situation on the ground. This will save from making embarrassing public effusions about your country.

    • Naki

      August 25, 2016 at 12:36 am

      AK I live in Ghana so shut up – MAhama is the worst president in ghana history. fACT.!!!!!!!!
      The worst economic era we have ever had
      Even worse than rawlings days.
      A thief. Lets see him try that shit this year.

  15. Mabel

    August 24, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    So who is going to flog him now? Lol.

    MakaMaka, come and talk more, maka is even the word for thorns in my language, so I know you ain’t afraid to speak your mind.

  16. Kiki

    August 25, 2016 at 4:35 am

    We redenominated our currency 10 year ago(2006).Therefore the amount stated is the correct amount .Thank

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