The founder of the International God’s Way Church Bishop Daniel Obinim has been allegedly fingered in a Gh¢27,000 electricity theft.
The Accra East branch of the Electricity Company of Ghana is dragging him to court over the alleged illegal connection.
According to the Loss Control Coordinator at the Accra East regional office of ECG, Jonathan Asante, the General Overseer of the church fixed three post-paid meters at his residence, guest house and television station OB TV after the old ones were blocked by ECG due to non-payment of bills.
Speaking to Accra-based TV3, Asante said Obinim owed a total of GH¢27,000 before the blockage.A check between March and August this year, Asante noted, shows the religious leader is owing a total of GH¢217,000 from the new meters.
Obinim, who is on a police enquiry bail for allegedly defrauding a businessman to the tune of Gh¢11.6 million and also flogging two of his church members, is expected to be arraigned before the special court which sits on such cases on Saturday, September 3.
Mr. Asante conluded….
“When you even pay, that is a recovery of the debt. The crime itself and punishment comes with the law. So, paying the debt does not offset you from the criminal aspect of the issue.”.