August 24, 2016

Lawyer for Bishop Daniel Obinim, Samuel Atta Akyea is alleging that the state is making a lot of capital out of his client’s case to deliberately overshadow the controversial Montie 3 release from prison.

“Is somebody else’s  private matter the most important issue in Ghana – Obinim flogging his adopted children could it be the most relevant issue to engage national attention?Why are we trying to major on the minor? Something which has cracked the very foundation of our democracy has been thrown away and now we’re just concentrating on private issues as a nation. Is it not part of the National security tactics? he questioned in an interview with host Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM.

He said his client had denied defrauding the complainant in question by false pretenses as alleged against his.

He argues his client’s case is a bailable offense and hence expects the Police to be professional and process him for bail pending investigations.

Obinim was arrested Tuesday in connection with a gold fraud case involving GHS11.6million and was detained the night in the Police cells at the Nima Police Station after being transferred from Tema to the Accra Police headquarters for questioning.

He’s being charged for defrauding under false pretense.

Meanwhile, Bishop Obinim and one other associate Pastor have been charged with assault.

The Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection reported the founder and leader of the International God’s Way Church to the Accra regional office of DOVVSU last week for publicly flogging two teenagers in his church for fornication.

Also Human Rights Lawyer Francis Xavier Sosu and two others have filed suits against the pastor seeking to have the bishop arrested and prosecuted for his conduct.

In the presence of the whole congregation, Wednesday evening, the Bishop removed his belt, and flogged young couple and later invited one of his assistant Pastors to join in the action. He was captured in a short video which has since gone viral.