Exclusive: Obinim Arraigned Before Court
Information reaching Adomonline.com indicates that the founder and leader of the International Gods Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim has been sent to court.
Adom News’ Akua Boakyewaa who has been stationed at the Nima Police Station in Accra where the man of God was driven to after his arrest in Tema said the police nicodemously sneaked him out of the premises and sent him to an unknown court in Accra.
The move by the Police is to get to get the courts to remand him so the Police can continue with fraud charges leveled against him.
‘Angel Obinim’ as he is called by some of his followers, was handcuffed and driven to the Police Headquarters in Accra after he honoured a Police invitation for him to respond to charges of him flogging teenage members of his church for fornicating at the Tema Regional Police headquarters.
Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, Joseph Benefo Darkwa revealed to Adom News that the CID ordered his transfer so they can begin investigations into a fraud charge leveled against him.
According to him, the man of God has been involved in a GH¢11.6 million fraud case involving a businessman who contracted the pastor to perform some rituals for him but failed to do the said rituals or return the money.
Obinim was subsequently kept in a cell at the Nima Police station with a Junior Pastor of his church who was described as an accomplice.
Members of his church who are unhappy with his arrest started massing up at the Nima Police station demanding his release. The number has since increased.
The Police, Akua Boakyewaa said, had a hectic time controlling the crowd while transferring him from Nima Police Station to the headquarters.
According to Akua Boakyewaa, the Police had to use hot water to disperse the large numbers before they could take him to the Police Headquarters.
“One of the Junior Pastors was even manhandled by the Police officers and another woman also arrested in the process…,” she continued.
Akua said further that she gathered from deep throat sources within the Police Service that Obinim was taken to court through a different route so the court can remand him to allow investigations to continue.
The Police also wanted to meet the 48-hour ultimatum which the Constitution allows them to keep a suspect in custody before taking them to court.