“We have been informed that the police have commenced investigations into the matter and a complaint has also been filed against him [Obinim] at the Tema Regional Police. We will keep you posted on further developments,” sector minister Nana Oye Lithur said in a Facebook post.
Bishop Obinim has come under heavy criticism on social media for flogging the teenagers with a belt.
On the videotape that captured the flogging, Bishop Obinim kept chastising and asking the young lovers if they were “stupid”.
At a point, his wife, Florence, was seen intervening and pleading for mercy on behalf of the two, but the controversial bishop was intent on disciplining the two lovers.
Meanwhile, a human rights lawyer, Mr Francis Xavier Sosu, has described the act as unacceptable and has threatened to sue the bishop for human rights abuse.