The Tema Regional Police Command has given Bishop Daniel Obinim, the Founder of International God’s Way Church, an ultimatum to report himself at the command by the close of today or face the consequences.
The ultimatum followed the failure by Bishop Obinim to honour an invitation by the police in connection with investigations into reports that he publicly flogged two young adults of his church for allegedly indulging in fornication.
The alleged fornication is said to have resulted in a pregnancy that was aborted by the young adults.
The flogging is said to have been captured and broadcast on the church’s TV channel and later went viral on social media.
Confirming the ultimatum to the Daily Graphic, the Public Relations Officer of the Tema Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ms Juliana Obeng, said the bishop’s invite was served on one of his junior pastors at the Tema branch of the church last Thursday.
She said although the church leaders assured the police that the bishop would respond to the invite, no word had been heard from either Bishop Obinim or the church leaders since Thursday.