The Police say they are having difficulties in locating the two teenagers who were flogged on live TV during a church service in 2016 by controversial pastor Bishop Daniel Obinim on claims of engaging in pre-marital sex.
The two, a 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy, are wanted by the Police to testify against Bishop Obinim who is being tried on charges of assault.
Bishop Obinim stirred up controversy with one at his Church on August 17, 2016, when subjected the two teenagers to whipping in front of his congregation and on live TV for allegedly fornicating.
The apparent furious Obinim did not understand why a young boy, whose father had died and was still in school, would have sex with an equally young girl who is learning a vocation.
This was after the two had confessed their ‘sins’ to Obinim when they were called before the entire congregation of the International God’s Way Church.
They were subjected to the beating by the pastor with men’s waist leather belt to the delight of the members of the church.
DSP George Amegah told a Circuit Court in Accra Wednesday that the prosecution is having a tough time in locating the two teenagers to appear before the court to testify in the case, which has been lingering over the past year.
The situation, he said, forced the Police to serve a criminal summons on Obinim’s church administrator who at the investigation stage of the case brought the two teenagers to the police.
The two are principal prosecution witnesses in the case.