Leader of the International Gospel Way Church, Angel Daniel Bishop Obinim seems to be in trouble.
Aside being interrogated for domestic violence (Obinim was seen in a viral video flogging two members of his church for allegedly fornicating and attemting to abort the pregnancy), the leader is also being interrogated for allgedly defrauding a man of GHC11.6 million cedis.
According to the ASP Benefo Darkwa, Public Relations Officer for the Criminal Investiagtive Department of the Police Service, the Bishop is being interrogated for allegedly refusing to return an amount of GHC11.6 million cedis to an a gold dealer who requested his services.
In an interview on News Night on Joy FM Tuesday August 23 2016, ASP Benefo Darkwa reported saying that the complainant accused the Bishop of refusing to carry out a ritual of cleansing his gold money neither has he returned it.
” A man came to make a complaint that he gave an amount of GHC780,000 to one Okomfo Jakpata of Mampong Nkwanta near Koforidua ostentively to help in some spiritual matters or to bless the money for him, now according to the complainant, after some time, he realized that the Okomfo was not able to help him neither was he giving him his money so he also turned to Bishop Obinim so he could assist him retrieve the money and then go ahead to do the rituals for him so it was based on that, that Bishop Obinim asked him to bring the rest of the gold money which belongs to the family which amounted to GHC 11.6 million .
According to the complainant, he gave this amount of GHC11.6 million to Bishop Obinim for him to do the rituals for him but has ever since not done what he’s expected to neither has he returned the money.”
Asked if there was a separate complaint against the supposed Okomfo, ASP Benefo Darkwa said no complaint has been filed against the komfo yet hence the decision to commence investigations with Bishop Obinim.
Watch a video of Obinim being whisked away being handcuffed together with a junior pastor.