The founder and overseer of the International God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim has told an Accra Circuit Court hearing a case against him for physically assaulting his two adopted children that it amounts to disrespect for him to be in court.
According to Obinim, he cannot comprehend why he is being prosecuted when he continues care for both adopted children.
He stated in the courtroom his time is being wasted on regular basis.
Speaking to media after the court proceedings, the controversial man of God said that he is displeased with the way the issue is being handled.
“Every week, the girl (victim of his abuse) goes for anti-natal care at the hospital and me the one taking care of her is being toyed with in court. Even the judge is not happy with what is going on, it is even disrespectful for me a Bishop to be in court. I have a discerning spirit I see the Judge is not happy to see me in court. Some Judges are even shocked to know that while I’m being prosecuted I’m still keeping the children. The foolishness being exhibited in this case is too much," he said.
Last year, the Bishop made headlines when a video went viral on social media, showing him flogging two teenagers for engaging in intimate relations.
The public outcry from other men of God, lawyers and concerned members of the public led to arrest of Bishop Obinim for assault and a police investigation.
Obinim was charged with physical abuse in accordance to section 4 of the DOVVSU Act, while his accomplices, both junior pasters, Kingsley Baah and Solomon Abraham have been charged for abetment of crime.
The case has been adjourned to February 17, as the prosecutor on the case was missing in court.