Bishop Daniel Obinim of Ghana arrested over GH¢11.6 million fraud case

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Controversial founder of the International God’s Way Church, Bishop
Daniel Obinim was escorted in handcuffs and transferred to the Accra
Police Headquarters after he reported himself to Tema Regional police
station yesterday.

The ‘Angel of God’
had responded to invitation following complaints made to the police
after he publicly flogged two teenage members of his church for alleged
fornication and attempted abortion. 
 
The police had given him 24 hour
ultimatum to honour their invitation or they will be forced to take
action against him.
A video of the man of God
flogging the two with a belt went viral on social media recently,
drawing widespread criticism but the Bishop defended the action
insisting they deserved it for engaging in fornication and attempting an
abortion.
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However, there is a 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 complaint 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 commerce 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 congression 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.

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