The Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection has reported the founder and leader of the International God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim, to the Accra Regional office of the Domestic Violence and Victims’ Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service, for publicly flogging two young adults in his church for fornication.
“We have been informed that the police have commenced investigations into the matter and a complaint has also been filed against him [Obinim] at the Tema Regional Police. We will keep you posted on further developments,” sector minister Nana Oye Lithur said in a Facebook post.
Bishop Obinim has come under heavy criticism on social media for flogging the teenagers with a belt.
On the videotape that captured the flogging, Bishop Obinim kept chastising and asking the young lovers if they were “stupid”.
At a point, his wife, Florence, was seen intervening and pleading for mercy on behalf of the two, but the controversial bishop was intent on disciplining the two lovers.
Meanwhile, a human rights lawyer, Mr Francis Xavier Sosu, has described the act as unacceptable and has threatened to sue the bishop for human rights abuse.
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