Mr. Kojo Adu Boahene, Administrator of God’s Way International Church on Wednesday informed an Accra Circuit Court that Obinim was sick. Bishop Obinim who is on trial 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.
Obinim and two of his pastors have charged with abetment.
In court on Wednesday, the church’s administrator, Mr. Adu Boahene said: “My Lord Bishop Obinim was not feeling well and he had to be taken to the hospital this [Wednesday] morning and as such could not turn up in court.” Mr. Boahene further stated that Pastor Kingsely Baah, the second accused is no longer with Bishop Obinim’s church, hence he did not know his whereabouts.
Solomon Abraham, who is a co-accused was however in court. But trial judge Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku, noted that Bishop Obinim’s excuses of being sick is becoming too many. “Next time I expect him in court,” she fumed.
Obinim and his pastors have all pleaded not guilty to the charges and have been granted bail in the sum of GH¢10,000.00 each with one surety each by the court. On August 17, 2016, 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 and that the Holy Spirit has directed him (Obinim) to chastise the (teenagers) in the presence of the congregation.