General News of Thursday, 25 August 2016
The embattled founder of the International God’s Way Church Bishop Daniel Obinim has been granted bail, his lawyer has confirmed.
The miracle worker, who was not in court today, was granted bail with two sureties for each of the offences for which he was arrested. It is unclear the bail bond or the amount involved.
Bishop Obinim has been in Police custody since Tuesday when he was arrested for fraud.
On Wednesday fanatics of the controversial preacher clashed with the Police as they demanded his release from custody.
Meanwhile, his lawyer, Atta Akyea has said his client is being used by the Police to shift attention from the pardon granted to the Montie three by the President.
The controversial miracle worker was detained at the Nima Police station on Tuesday and spent the night in Police cells after his arrest over a GHC11.6 million fraud.
Obinim was arrested in Tema and transferred to the Accra Police headquarters for questioning. He was later charged for defrauding under false pretense.
Public Relations Officer of the Police CID ASP Joseph Benefo Darkwa stated a complaint was lodged with the Police in Tema a few weeks ago by a businessman who said 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 obtained from a gold deal.
ASP Darkwa narrated that the complainant added after some time, he realised that the Okomfo was not able to help him neither was he able to return his money, so he went to Bishop Obinim to help him retrieve the money and do the rituals to bless the money for him.
ASP Darkwa said it was based on that, that Bishop Obinim asked the businessman to bring the rest of the gold money which amounted to GH¢11.6 million belonging to the family.
The complainant told the police since he gave the money to the Bishop in November last year, Obinim has not been able to do what he was expected to do neither has he given him back his money.