By OKECHUKWU PEACE
A controversial Ghanaian church leader, Bishop Daniel Obinim, the founder and general overseer of the International God’s Way Church, and his Junior pastors have been seen in a viral video flogging a pregnant girl and her boyfriend in front of the congregation.
In between lashes, Obinim is heard questioning the jobless youngman why he got the girl pregnant when he has no finances for her upkeep and the upbringing of the unborn child.
Unable to stand the torture, the girl make an attempt to escape, but was held by henchmen of the Bishop. Not done, the church leader ordered his junior pastors to remove their belts and subject the couple to more flogging.
Meanwhile, a media liaison to the International God’s Way Church in a statement warned people not to condemn the pastor for subjecting his church members to the punishment.
“There is video making rounds purported to have taken place at the International God’s Way Church, Accra branch. We will entreat the general public not to take it on the surface but seek to understand what really happened.
“We have observed that some people with evil Agenda are using the video to castigate and spread false rumors about the Founder and General Overseer of International God’s Way Church.
“We will not tolerate any negative commentaries on the said Video without any attempt to understand the content before,” Oppong Brenya said.