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General News of Friday, 22 May 2020


Obinim still in custody; yet to meet bail conditions after 48 hours

Bishop Daniel Obinim Bishop Daniel Obinim

Nearly 48 hours after he was granted a ¢100,000 bail, popular Ghanaian pastor Bishop Daniel Obinim is yet to meet his bail conditions.

The Head Pastor of the International God’s Way Church, was arrested on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the Criminal Investigations Department said in a statement.

He had been charged with the offences of publication of false news and forging of document.

Obinim was subsequently granted bail in the sum of ¢100,000 with three sureties after he appeared before an Accra Magistrate Court.

According to the CID of the Ghana Police Service, Obinim is expected to reappear in court on June 1, 2020, while being investigated for other offences leveled against him.

The police also clarified that this arrest has nothing to do with a video that was circulating on social media on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Multiple reports had suggested that his arrest is also linked to an existing feud with Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong.

Reports were rife the legislator had reported Obinim to the police but that, however, turned out to be false, according to the police CID.