Obinim followers dispersed with water cannon at police headquarters

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

/ by Quame Zane

The Police has transported Bishop Daniel Obinim to an undisclosed location following his arrest for allegedly defrauding someone of an amount of GHc 11.6 million.

Citi News Franklin Badu Jnr reported that that the popular preacher was conveyed from the Police Headquarters to the new place today [Wednesday] after his followers thronged the Police head office in Accra demanding his release.

Followers of the controversial preacher besieged the Police Headquarters to protest the preacher’s arrest but the Police dispersed them with water cannons and pepper spray. 

Bishop Obinim’s followers earlier massed up at the Nima police station demanding immediate release of their Pastor following his arrest on Tuesday, before he was later transferred to the Police Headquarters.

Yesterday [Tuesday], a video emerged showing the preacher being led into a vehicle from a Police station in handcuffs, escorted by some police officers.

Citi News’ Phillip Nii Lartey was at the Nima where he reported that some of the supporters were yelling: “No Bishop no vote”, “No bishop no Ghana” and “We want bishop, we love Angel!” among other cries.

Bishop Obinim garnered widespread criticism this past week for his public flogging of two teenagers in his church for which he has been sued and 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.


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