The General Overseer of the International God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim, has refuted claims that he defrauded a man of GHC11.6 million, indicating that his accuser does not even appear to be a person of substance who can afford even GHC100.
“If you look at the person they said has brought a charge against me, I doubt he would be able to gift anyone GHC100,” he stated.
Bishop Obinim disclosed this when he addressed a gathering of church members in his house on Thursday, 25 August to state his side of the story.
According to him, his accuser was a gentleman named Bismark Kusi who he had never seen or interacted with prior to the case at the police station.
He explained that Mr Kusi had narrated to the police that he had handed him (Obinim) the said money in cash in a ‘Ghana Must Go’ bag at the pastor’s office at Tema during a counselling session.
But Bishop Obinim emphatically stated that he does not conduct counselling sessions in his office but rather at the church, which betrays his accuser’s concocted story to tarnish his image.
“He said he met me at Tema in an office but I have never even conducted counselling sessions in an office,” he added.
Hundreds of jubilant members of the Church had trooped to the house of Bishop Obinim to welcome him after he was granted bail.
Some of the congregants who were praising God and hailing his release decided to roll on the floor as others sang to signify that “the Angel has arrived”.
His arrival was broadcast live on OBTV, owned by the bishop. Bishop Obinim was granted bail after two nights in police cells. Apart from the fraud allegation against him, Bishop Obinim is also facing physical and verbal assault charges for flogging two teen lovers in church.