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The Informer
10th August 2011, 11:46 AM
The sins of Bishop Daniel Obinim finally caught up with yesterday, as he broke down in uncontrollable tears at the Accra Regional Police Headquarters when he was handcuffed by police officers for trial in an assault case.

The founder and general overseer of the International Godsway Church (IGC) was arrested and handcuffed like a common criminal over his alleged involvement in an assault case currently pending against him and two of his associate pastors.

The self-acclaimed man of God was put before an Accra circuit court yesterday and granted bail.


Suspect Obinim, 33, was arrested and detained alongside Kofi Akwetey, 35, and Kingsley Baah, 27, for attacking staff of Hot FM and vandalizing the studio of the station.

The three had stormed the offices of the Adabraka-based radio station at about 10:10pm on Monday while a phone-in programme which sought to discuss issues bordering on the man of God was still ongoing.

They attacked the host of the programme and other staff members with a metal pinch bar and other dangerous implements.

The suspects further assailed them with kicks and beatings until their victims managed to free themselves from their claws to report to the police.

A source said while a patrol team was dispatched to accost the suspects, Akwetey, who was spotted escaping, was captured by the police while suspects Obinim and Baah were arrested at the station.At the Adabraka Police Station, they were granted bail to report yesterday at 9am.

On arrival at the appointed time, the next day, the three were referred to the Regional Police Headquarters where orders were given for their immediate arrest on conspiracy and assault charges.

At that stage, with the reality of ‘sin’ downing on the man of God, suspect Obinim broke down and wept like a petulant child whose toy had been whisked away by a group of mischievous playmates.

However, when the married man of three children was earlier entering the station, he was beaming in self-adulation like a captain leading an infantry to battle.

As soon as he was he told that he and his accomplices were being taken to court, he began to cry.

Obinim literally became a cry-baby in the office of the Regional Crime Officer, Frank Adufati, who briefed journalists on the issue.

Supt. Adufati said on August 8, at about 10:10pm, Paul Kwame Ntim, in the company of two other broadcast journalists from Hot FM, with marks on their bodies, rushed to the Adabraka police station.

They reported that while they were having a discussion about the conduct of Bishop Obinim, who is said to have had an amorous relationship with the wife of one of his junior pastors, two associate pastors, together with the bishop, wielding a metal pinch bar and other offensive weapons, entered the studio and started vandalizing the glass doors and windows.

Suspect Obinim assaulted the complainant in the process.

Currently, the police have the pinch bar in their possession as exhibit.

Source: Rocklyn Antonio/D-Guide

10th August 2011, 02:38 PM
aaahhhh animguase3 akwaaba........just wonder what gets into people.........he sure will blame it on the devil.......smh

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
10th August 2011, 07:04 PM
Idiot ! when he pulled down his pants to get to work on the pastor's wife did he stop to consult with God ?

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
11th August 2011, 12:29 AM
A reporter of Adom FM was assaulted by members of the Tema Branch of the International God’s Way Ministry, of which Bishop Daniel Obinim is the founder and leader, on Tuesday.

The reporter, Francis Hinakwa had gone to the branch located at Community Nine to find out whether they would hold their regular Tuesday service and the mood of the congregation following the arrest of Bishop Obinim for assaulting a radio presenter.

Bishop Daniel Obinim was arrested on Monday night by the Adabraka police for assaulting a presenter at Hot FM while the presenter was on air.

The presenter and his panel were discussing a story about the Bishop Obinim’s alleged five-year affair with the wife of an associate pastor of his church when he reportedly burst into the studios with his bodyguards.

He hit the presenter with a metallic object. Bishop Obinim has since been processed for court.

According to Francis, he decided to join the service to observe what was going on and while he was participating, one of the pastors called him aside and asked him what he wanted there.

He said he gave himself out as a reporter with Adom FM after which they demanded identification which he provided.

He said after all that the pastors and the members manhandled him with some hitting him and tearing his clothes, leaving him almost naked while they seized his recorder and his ID card.

Francis Hinakwa said all the while, the church members were accusing him and Adom FM of being malicious and wanting to collapse the church adding none of his pleas or explanations was accepted.

In an attempt to escape from the premises, the taxi which he boarded was almost destroyed by the angry congregation; they smashed the cab several times with wooden and metallic objects and destroyed one of the side mirrors.

The taxi driver who gave his name as Noah, confirmed to Adom News that Francis was being attacked even when he was trying to board the cab.

Meanwhile, the Tema Regional Police Command has taken up the matter and is conducting investigations. Three people have already been arrested.