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Obinim fights Police; wants court bail not Police inquiry bail

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 Source: kasapafmonline.com

The General Overseer of International God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim, has petitioned the Accra Human Rights Court to intervene in the complaint brought against him by one Bismark Kusi.

The preacher is praying to the court to compel the Police to bring the matter before it.

He is also praying for the court to grant him bail instead of the Police inquiry bail granted him on Thursday morning.

Obinim also wants the court to make a pronouncement on why should the Police detain him for more than 48 hours without taking him to court.

The petition, Kasapafmonline.com understands, was filed on his behalf by his lawyer, Samuel Atta Akyea some few hours after his release from Police cells.

Obinim was granted bail Thursday morning after spending two nights in cells at both Nima Police Station and the Striking Force Unit of the Greater Accra Regional Police Command.

He was admitted to bail on both offences – assault and fraud charges at the Police Headquarters in Accra with two sureties to be justified (one for each offence).

The amount involved is immediately not known.

The preacher was initially scheduled for court on Thursday for his fate to be determined but was cancelled for unknown reasons.

Tens of Police officers were early Thursday morning dispatched to the court to maintain peace and order ahead of Obinim’s arrival.

However, due to the bail granted the preacher, the Divisional Police Commander had no choice than to disperse his men and women detailed at the premises of the court.

The controversial Pastor was arrested on Tuesday morning after turning himself in to the men and women in black uniform at the Tema Regional Police Command.

He was transferred to the Police Headquarters in Accra where he was subjected to further questioning.

His arrest drew a crowd of his church members who stayed overnight at the police station urging the release of their spiritual father and leader.

Bishop Obinim was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department for an alleged complicity in a fraudulent case.

He was reported to the Regional Headquarters of the Ghana Police by a Gold Dealer, Bismark Kusi, for defrauding him of an amount of GHC11. 6million.

In an exclusive interview with Kasapa News, CID PRO, ASP Benefo Darkwah said the Gold Dealer had consulted a Fetish Priest (name only given as Dzakpasu) in November of 2015, on a family gold business deal that had GHC780, 000 in proceeds and he wanted some deity rights done over the said amount.

Subsequently, the Fetish Priest failed to help out. The gold dealer then reached out to Obinim to help him retrieve the said amount from the Fetish Priest, spiritually.

Obinim, Darkwah added, asked the Gold Dealer to part ways with an extra GHC11.6 million being remaining sum from the sale of the family gold treasures, if he is to help him out. He failed to work magic for him afterwards, leading to a compliant being lodged for his subsequent arrest today.

Darkwah told Kasapa News, the CID will also hand him over to the DOVVSU of the Ghana Police concerning the other case in which he has been captured on tape beating two teen members of his church.

Source: kasapafmonline.com
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