Bishop Daniel Obinim
Controversial Ghanaian Pastor and founder of International God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim is reportedly still in police custody after failing to meet his bail requirements.
The Pastor was arrested days ago for publication of false news and forgery of a document contrary to sections 208 and 159 of the Criminal and other offences Act, 1960 (Act 29) respectively.
He was subsequently arraigned before a Magistrate court in Accra and was granted a ¢100,000 bail with three sureties (one person to be justified).
Head of Public Affairs of the CID DSP Juliana Obeng however told Joy News on Wednesday May 20, that Bishop Obinim is still in their custody after failing to meet his bail requirements.
Upon perfecting his bail conditions, Bishop Obinim is expected to appear in court on June 1 while investigations into other offences leveled against him continue.
Obinim has been in the news for the past few weeks due to a consistent media attack by the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong on him over some alleged illegalities the religious leader has been involved in.
Kennedy Agyapong, through his Net2 TV and Oman FM platforms, has featured in shows dedicated to ‘exposing’ criminal activities including fraud Obinim is allegedly involved in.
Mr Agyapong showed a fake “wanted” notice and vowed to ensure that Obinim is arrested and prosecuted for that and other crimes including money laundering and fraud.
It was reported that over the weekend, the Police stormed Obinim’s church to arrest him but he feigned sickness and was rushed to a hospital.