Power theft Obinim to be placed before court for illegal power connection

By the ECG's calculations from March to August this year, Obinim is owing an amount of GH¢217,000 from the illegal meters they fixed.

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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is dragging the beleaguered General Overseer of the International God’s Way Church Bishop Daniel Obinim to court for illegal connection.

The Loss Control Coordinator at the Accra East regional office, Jonathan Asante said the controversial pastor owed a total of GH¢27,000 before the blockage.

According to Accra-based TV3, Obinim did the illegal connections in his guest house, television station OB TV and residence, after ECG cut power supply to him because of the non-payment of bills.

READ ALSO: Church members welcome Obinim back home [Photos]

Jonathan Asante said by their calculations from March to August this year, Obinim owes GH¢217,000 from the illegal meters. Asante explained that even if Obinim pays the debt they would still have to arraign him before a special court.

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“When you even pay, that is a recovery of the debt,” he said. “The crime itself and punishment comes with the law. So, paying the debt does not offset you from the criminal aspect of the issue.”

Obinim will be arraigned before a special court on Saturday, September 3.

Earlier this year Bishop Daniel Obinim spent two days in police cells for allegedly defrauding a man to a tune of Ghc 11.6m.

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