Obinim ‘fires’ lawyer… Whisked away in style

The trial of pastor Daniel Obinim, founder of the International God’s Way Church (IGWC), has been adjourned to July 20, 2020 by a Kaneshie Magistrate Court in Accra.

This was after the prosecution had asked the court to give them time to conclude their investigations into the matter on Monday.

Bishop Obinim has been charged with publication of false news, as well as forgery of a document contrary to Sections 208 and 159 of the Criminal and other Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29).

New Lawyer

However, Bishop Obinim, who claims to be an angel of God and has been frequenting heaven, came to court with a new set of lawyers as his usual lawyer, Ralph Poku Adusei, has been replaced.

He was there with a team of four lawyers led by Dela Blagogee of Blagogee, Blacksword and Co (Unlimited) law firm who introduced himself as the new counsel in the case.

The court, however, asked the other three lawyers to wait outside as a result of the Chief Justice’s directive that only one lawyer is allowed per a case as part of measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) through the courtrooms.

Bishop Obinim was in African wear (gold top and down) and a black snicker, with white shoes to match.

He was whisked away in a black Toyota Land Cruiser V8 immediately after the brief proceedings like a minister of state.

Prosecution Request

The prosecution led by ASP Sylvester Asare told the court yesterday that they were ‘far advanced’ with their investigations into the matter and prayed the court to adjourn the case to give them more time to put final touches to the work done so far.

He said the prosecution had agreed with the defence team to return on June 29, 2020, but the court presided over by Magistrate Rosemond Agyiri said the accused was already on bail and asked the parties to decide on a different date by which time the prosecution would be ready.

The court and the parties then agreed to return on July 20, 2020.

Obinim Troubles

Obinim was in police custody for about three nights after being arrested and charged and has since been able to extricate the bail bond.

Last Thursday, as part of the bail conditions set by the Kaneshie Magistrate Court, Obinim reported to the Police Headquarters.

He spent a couple of hours with the police CID before leaving the premises after 1pm.

Arrest & Detention

Obinim was granted bail by the Kaneshie Magistrate Court in Accra last week in the sum of GH¢100,000 with three sureties, one to be justified, but was not able to extricate the bail bond on time and had to remain in cells until Friday, May 22, when he finally walked home.

According to the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, who has launched a crusade to expose fake pastors and claims Obinim is one of them, Obinim has since been cooling off in Akosombo since he left police cells.

Main Complainant

Although the police have not released the identity of the complainant, DAILY GUIDE understands that it was through the effort of the firebrand MP that led to Obinim’s arrest.

Kennedy Agyapong has confirmed that he personally reported the pastor to the Inspector General of Police for offences including fraud, money laundering and misuse of the police logo to harass some of the boys he has been having criminal deals with.

As if that is not enough, the MP who has been having running battles with the maverick pastor, has reported him (Obinim) to the Economic and Organised Crime Office for the anti-graft body to investigate him over alleged money-laundering and other related crimes.

GRA Push

Already, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) is chasing Obinim to pay about GH¢1.6 million in taxes to the state.

On May 13, 2020, an Accra High Court presided by Justice Doreen G. Boakye-Agyei dismissed Obinim’s application that was challenging the GRA’s decision to ask him to settle a tax liability of GH¢1,591,797.50.

According to the court, the GRA followed due process in determining and notifying Obinim about his tax liabilities and that Obinim had not followed laid-down procedures to make his objections to be given a hearing as required by law.

“He cannot use his failure as a ground to seek judicial review. This instant case is not a proper and appropriate case for the court to exercise its powers of judicial review,” Justice Boakye-Agyei stated.

Sources close to Obinim are saying that he intends to instruct his lawyers to challenge the decision because as far as he is concerned he paid his taxes to the state.

Previous Cases

Obinim is no stranger to criminal prosecution, as he has had brushes with the law on at least two occasions.

In the first case, he vandalized a private radio station – Hot FM – but was acquitted and discharged in October 2015 after the complainants had allegedly lost interest in the case.

In September 2018, Obinim and two of his pastors were sentenced to a total fine of GH¢12,000 by an Accra Circuit Court after they had been accused of assaulting two teenagers on the premises of IGWC.


Kennedy Agyapong Laughs And Reacts to Bishop Obinim Still In Police Cell Struggling To Meet His Bail Requirement

The Head Pastor of the International God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim is reportedly still in police custody after failing to meet his bail requirements.

An Accra Magistrate Court subsequently granted him bail to the tune of ¢100,000 with three sureties with one person to be justified, and Bishop Obinim is struggling to meet these requirement.

Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP), Kennedy Agyapong has reacted to Bishop Obinim still in Police Custody for failing to meet his bail requirements.

On Net 2 TV last night, Kennedy Agyapong said,

“We were in this Ghana when Obinim said in his Church that he’s the richest Pastor in Ghana, and was bragging that he has soo many properties, some in Dubai among others. Now he has been arrested, and he’s still in Police Custody because he can’t meet his bail requirement. His too-known has caught up with him”

Obinim still in police custody after allegedly failing to meet bail requirements

The Head Pastor of the International God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim is reportedly still in police custody after failing to meet his bail requirements.

This was confirmed to JoyNews by the Head of Public Affairs of the CID, DSP Juliana Obeng.

Bishop Obinim was charged with the offences of publication of false news and forgery of document contrary to sections 208 and 159 of the Criminal and other offences Act, (1960) (ACT 29) respectively.

Police say the controversial pastor was arrested on Tuesday but did not give details of the news he is alleged to have published or the forged documents.

An Accra Magistrate Court subsequently granted him bail to the tune of ¢100,000 with three sureties with one person to be justified.

He is to appear in court on June 1 while investigations into other offences leveled against him continue.

His family are reportedly claiming that they are ready to pay the money but police are frustrating them.

Just In: Obinim hospitalized after being busted by the Police and faking instant ailment

Founder and Leader of International God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim has today been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department, CID of the Ghana Police Service whilst he was doing counseling service at his church in Tema.

The Police went with an arrest warrant upon a tip off that he was doing a counseling service at the Tema branch of his church, and information reaching indicates that he told the Police to wait for him whiles he goes to his office to prepare but came out to tell them his was feeling very unwell and couldn’t walk, but they (the police) took him away to Hospital in East Legon where he’s been admitted and receiving treatment.

It is believed that his arrest is based on the allegations levelled against him by the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, which he went on to file a case with video and audio evidence against Obinim to the CID

More soon…

Shocking!!! Veteran Actor Paa George Exposes Bishop Obinim

Veteran Ghanaian actor, Paa George has said Bishop Daniel Obinim is yet to fulfil a promise he made to him some time ago. Speaking in an interview, the aged actor revealed Bishop Obinim is yet to give him a house he promised.

Paa George, who is a member of International God’s Way Church founded by Bishop Obinim said the IGWC leader made the promise after he dashed him a car and money. He recounted Bishop Obinim was not enthused about him granting interviews about what he did for him some months ago.

Paa George averred he has been an active member of Bishop Obinim’s church for a long time and he believes his benevolence was borne out of that. He was hopeful Bishop Obinim may deliver his promise as he has already given a car and money.

Florence Obinim Exposes Husband, Bishop Daniel Obinim As A BIG Time Liar

A new video making waves online shows the lying of traits of Bishop Daniel Obinim and his wife Florence Obinim.

The controversial Ghanaian pastor and the maverick Ghanaian politician, Kennedy Agyapong have been embroiled in war of words for the past few weeks which was instigated when Obinim claimed he has found a cure for the dreaded Covid-19.

Florence Obinim, after ‘observing’ the tug of war between the two for some time, decided to join the fray and address some salient anomalies Hon. Ken has said in one of his serialized videos he used to attack her husband.

But unfortunately, while making her point, she inadvertently revealed how Bishop Obinim lied to the world when he had previously said before he met his wife (Florence Obinim) he was a virgin on the Delay Show years back. In other words, it was his wife whom he had sex with for the first time.

Florence claimed her husband had a child before they met- a sharp contrast to what Bishop Obinim said so the girl he was accused of having sex with by Kennedy Agyapong is actually his biological daughter- which turns out to be a lie.


Florence obinim files for divorce

Popular comedian Angel Obinim who regards himself as a Clergyman is in hot waters now as his marriage seems to have hit the rocks.

Kennedy Agyapong over the week has leveled several allegations against the leader and founder of International God’s Way Ministries.

Primary of Kennedy Agyapong’s marriage is that Obinim sleeps with most of the female church members and has shamelessly slept with his wife, Florence Obinim’s sister.

Amid the tussle between arguably two of the most controversial personalities in Ghana,the wife of Obinim has filed for a divorce after she got to know that Obinim has been banging her sister.

Obinim who claims to possess spiritual powers has been depressed and begging his wife who is currently in Spain for forgiveness.

Well, it is the wish of we the Satirists at ‘your mother if you don’t believe camp’ that Florence Obinim divorces Angel Obinim