General News of Friday, 19 August 2016
Founder of International God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim, says he is convinced a suit which has been filed against him for flogging two of his congregants would amount to nothing.
He said “I have gone to court several times and I know the law” barely a day after a video in which he was seen flogging two church members went viral.
“I don’t know the lawyer but the best practice was for him to have called any of the numbers to find out what happened and I would schedule a meeting to put up my defense,” he told Joy News’ Mamavi Aboagye.
Two human rights lawyers, Francis Xavier, and Irene Aborchie and a private individual, Daniel Agbavor have sued the controversial Ghanaian pastor at the Accra High Court (Human Rights Division) for openly flogging two church members he said are his ‘children’.
The incident which was captured on video showed a gentleman and a lady being flogged before a church congregation.
Bishop Obinim while flogging the two made an allegation that the two stay with him and they have taken advantage of his numerous travelings to engage in a sexual affair which has resulted in a pregnancy they tried to abort.
Even though he explained being the guardian of the two and believes he has the responsibility to ensure they behave in a manner prescribed by the Bible; criticism against him has never ceased pouring in.
Season clergy men and human rights groups have asked the security agencies to effect arrest of Bishop Obinim for disrespecting the laws of the country.
However, he says persons criticizing him for his actions should go into the Bible, adding, he only responded to what he was spiritually directed to do to the two for defiling themselves.
‘Those who have sued me failed to do the right thing. I could have brought the children to them to find out what truly happened and not to be dragging me to the court,’ he said in Twi.