Obinim's Church Members Besiege Nima Police Station After His Arrest (VIDEO)

Members of the International God’s Way Church [IGWC] have besieged the Nima police station in request for the release of their founder, Bishop Daniel Obinim.

A report by UTV’s Agya Kwabena indicates that members of the church have besieged the premises of the Nima Police Station with massive prayer sessions, as others shout and claim they want their Bishop released.

“Today Wednesday is a day the Bishop churches with his Madina branch members and a day congregants receive their blessing from the ‘Angel’ of our time. It would be wrong if citizens should blame our Founder for disciplining his church members which is a normal norm to his followers. Our mission for coming here is to support our ‘Angel’”, one of the  church members said.

Another member indicated “I believe in one thing that today is a day for somebody to receive his/her healing, therefore now that our ‘Angel’ has been kidnapped who would be blamed should a sick person receiving healing from our master dies. We are not here for violence but to reclaim our ‘Angel’ ordained by Jesus Christ. I pity this nation if this is what we want because our leader is not a thief neither has he gone contrary to the laws of the state to be kept in police custody.”

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has revealed the General Overseer of the International God’s Way Church (IGWC), Bishop Daniel Obinim is in its custody for alleged fraud to the tune of GHc 11.6 million.

Bishop Obinim was arrested yesterday [Tuesday] with a video showing the preacher being led into a vehicle from the Police station in handcuffs, escorted by some police officers.

The embattled preacher made headlines in the past week for the public flogging of two children for which he is under investigation, but it is this claim of fraud that has seen him locked up.

According to the CID, the complainant came to the Tema Police accusing Bishop Obinim of failing to deliver on a promise of helping him retrieve family gold proceeds from a fetish priest which culminated in him being defrauded of the GHc 11.6 million by the preacher.

“This is case of fraud which was reported directly at the CID head office. The complainant reported that in November 2015, he paid an amount of GHc 780,000 to one Okomfo Dzakpata in the Eastern region. Apparently the money was from family gold which was sold and he paid the proceeds,” the PRO of the CID, ASP Joseph Darkwa explained.

“According to the complainant, since the Okomfo couldn’t perform the rituals he went to see Bishop Obinim for him to assist him in retrieving the money and perform the rituals for him,” he narrated further.

The complainant then visited Bishop Obinim who asked him to bring the rest of the family gold money and the complainant gave the “amount of GHc 11.6 million to Bishop Obinim under the pretense of him [Obinim] performing some rituals and blessing the money,” ASP Darkwa stated.

“So we arrested him and we have begun with investigation into this very case,” ASP Darkwa added.