Court fines Bishop Obinim Gh¢1,200 for violating road traffic regulations

Founder and general overseer of God’s Way International Church, Bishop Obinim and his driver have been fined by Akropong Magistrate Court for violating road traffic regulations.

Bishop Obinim and his driver were arrested after his Toyota Landcruiser was captured on a video fitted with strobe lights and siren contrary to traffic regulations 74 (1) of Road Traffic Regulation 2012 LI 2180.

According to a statement released by the police, the two were put before court today and were fined to pay One Thousand Two Hundred Ghana Cedis (GH¢1,200).

The court further ordered them to remove all unapproved strobe lights and sirens on the vehicle.

Read the full statement below;

Court Frowns on Fitted Strobe Lights and Sirens on Private and Commercial Vehicles

The attention of the Police was drawn to a video in which a Toyota Landcruiser with registration number GR 5150 – 22 was captured fitted with strobe lights and siren contrary to road traffic regulations 74 (1) of Road Traffic Regulation 2012 LI 2180.

Police investigation upon a review of the video footage led to the arrest of the driver Eric Kofi Agyeman and the owner of the vehicle, Bishop Daniel Obinim.

The driver and the owner of the vehicle were put before the Akropong Magistrate Court today and were fined to pay an amount of One Thousand Two Hundred Ghana Cedis (GH₵ 1,200.00)

Further, the court ordered them to remove all unapproved strobe lights and sirens on the vehicle. Under the supervision of the Police, the strobe lights and sirens were removed and same retained by the Police.

We are appealing to car owners to stop fixing strobe lights and sirens which they are not entitled to on their vehicles. Car owners who flout the law will be prosecuted.