Wednesday 24th August, 2016
By Laudia Sawer
Tema, Aug 23, GNA –
Bishop Daniel Obinim, Founder of International God’s Way Church, has turned
himself in to the Tema Regional Domestic Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the
Ghana Police Service.
The Bishop was
invited by the Police on Friday after a complaint was lodged against him by the
Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection following a video footage of
him publicly flogging two young persons with a belt during a church service for
having premarital sex resulting in pregnancy.
Angel Obinim, as he
refers to himself, reported at the Unit at about 1000 hours accompanied by some
of his church elders.
interrogated for over five hours, he was handcuffed and escorted into a white
pick-up vehicle at about 1535 hours to be transferred to National headquarters
of Crime Investigation Division (CID) in Accra.
A large crowd
comprising of sympathisers and the general public thronged the police station
to catch a glimpse of him.
Some of Bishop
Obinim’s flock who were visibly not happy with the media presence, accused
journalists of deliberate distortion of facts about him.
One of the members
who gave his name as Ray charged at the cameraman for Metro TV and head-butted
Superintendent of Police (ASP)Juliana Obeng, Tema Regional Police Public
Relations Officer, told the media that Bishop Obinim was cautioned for physical
abuse but was yet to be charged with the offence.
ASP Obeng said one
of his accomplices has also reported while another was expected to turn himself
in on Wednesday.
Checks at the
DOVVSU indicated that he cooperated with the Police and admitted to the offence
in his caution statement.