Obinim’s assault case adjourned to Feb 17
An Accra Circuit Court on Thursday adjourned an assault case against Bishop Daniel Obinim, the Founder of God’s Way International Church to February 17.
This was after Chief Inspector C. K. Tetteh who was holding brief for the prosecutor told the court that the substantive prosecutor was attending an Anti-Human Trafficking Course and therefore prayed for a date.
The court therefore obliged prosecution’s request.
Bishop Obinim has been dragged before the Court for allegedly assaulting two adopted children – a 14 year old girl and a 16 year old boy who lived with him in the presence of his congregation.
Two other pastors – Kingsley Baah and Solomon Abraham who are in charge of the Accra branch of the church- have also been charged with the abetment of crime.
They have pleaded not guilty to the charges and have been granted bail in the sum of GH¢10,000.00, with one surety each.
The Prosecution narrated that the complainant, Irene Aborchie Nyahe, was a legal practitioner residing at Community 17, Lashibi.
It said on August 17, last year, at about 1700 hours, the Accra Branch of the Church held a service, at which Bishop Obinim claimed he had a revelation from God that the two alleged victims were engaged in pre-marital sex and the 14-year old girl was pregnant.
The prosecution said Obinim said the victim was in the process of aborting the pregnancy, therefore, the Holy Spirit had directed him (Obinim) to chastise the (teenagers) in the presence of the congregation.
In the full glare of the church, Obinim allegedly removed his belt and assaulted them.
In the process, his two pastors, Baah and Abraham, prevented the female victim from running away from the said punishment.
The prosecution said the victim could not bear the pain, hence she sought refuge with Mrs. Florence Obinim, but her husband asked her to stay away.
He said the assault only stopped after Obinim became content with the alleged punishment.