- An Accra Circuit Court has ordered Bishop Daniel Obinim to submit his signature for forensic examination
- This was after he denied appending his siagnture on a police statement
- He has been accused of assualting two adopted children in the presence of his congregation
The Founder and Leader of the International God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim has been instructed to provide his signature for forensic examination.
This follows his denial of a signature on a police statement which was tendered in court.
The police have also been tasked to provide Obinim’s signature on the police statement, to assist with the investigations.
This will help determine whether or not the signature on the statement is indeed his.
Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that Bishop Obinim claimed he gave a statement to the police with regard to a pending assault case.
He has been accused of assaulting two adopted children, a 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy.
The act, YEN.com.gh understands, was done in the course of a church service, and with the help of two pastors, Kingsley Baah and Solomon Abraham.
The two pastors have meanwhile been charged with abetment, and they were granted bail in the sum of GHC10,000 with one surety each.
This was after they had pleaded not guilty.
When sworn to testify in the mini-trial, Bishop Obinim told the court, presided over by Mrs Abena Opong Adjin-Doku, that he had never written a statement at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters.
He explained that when he was invited by the Police at Tema, he gave a statement to one Detective Emmanuella Agbanyor in the company of Rev. Adu Boahene, his church administrator, Abraham Solomon and Kingsley Baah, two of the accused person’s standing trial and Mr Ralph Poku Adusei, his lawyer.
According to Bishop Obinim, he appended his signature to the Police statement.
However, when Bishop Obinim’s Statement was tendered, he denied the content and the signature accompanying the statement.
When Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) George Amega, in a cross-examination, pointed out to Bishop Obinim that “no lawyer signs statements of accused persons and suspects,” he replied; “I have heard.”
The matter has been adjourned to September 12.
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