Police charges the ‘Angel’ of God over religious crime
The Ghana Police Service has charged the Founder of International God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel Kojo Obinim for falsifying official public documents.
According to media reports, the self acclaimed ‘Angel’ of God was also charged with other crimes including fraudulent activities.
It was noted that during Fake pastors’ exposé on Net2 television, some individuals who testified against Bishop Obinim claimed that the ‘Angel’ illegally took their gold and sold it to enrich himself.
They also alleged that he falsified documents to enable him transfer money from his congregation’s accounts to his foreign account.
The renowned pastor was also alleged to be using some of his members and pastors for rituals to expand his church and attract new members.
His accusers also stated that he engaged in sexual relations with the beautiful women in the church, close relations and other movie personalities like Benedicta Gafah and Pamela Watara.
These among other reasons got his name streaming on social media with people demanding that the law should take its full course to serve as deterrent to others.
The Police also clarified that videos making rounds on social media purported to be members of Obinim’s church picketing at the police headquarters is completely unrelated to the case.
They called on the public to discard that information and promised to work in ensuring that the culprit is brought to book if found guilty by the court.
It is suspected that the charges proffered against the controversial Angel of God are in line with allegations made by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong.
Mr Agyapong indicated in his exposé that the Bishop falsified official police documents for his private use and in many ways used them to threaten people into doing things in his interest.
In other developments, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service also confirmed the arrest of the said man of God.
The CID stated that he was charged with offences of Publication of false news and Forgery of documents contrary to sections 208 and 159 of the Criminal and other offences Act, 1960 (ACT 29) respectively.
According to a statement issued today I Accra and signed by the Head of Public Affairs CID, Deputy Superintendent Juliana Obeng further stated that Bishop Obinim was under investigations for other offences leveled against him.
“Bishop Obinim was sent to magistrate Court, Accra and has been granted bail in the sum of Ghc100, 000 with three sureties, one person to be justified and reappear before court in June 1, 2020,” the statement added.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE