Obinim Yet To Serve State With Address

Bishop Daniel Obinim
The high court hearing the case involving Bishop Daniel Obinim, founder of Godsway International Ministry, who allegedly assaulted a presenter at the studios of Hot FM, an Accra-based radio station, has adjourned the matter.

This was after the court, presided over by Justice Abdulai Iddrisu, was informed that the state was yet to be served with the address filed by Samuel Ata Akyea, counsel for the bishop.

The trial judge consequently adjourned the case to July 31, 2015, to let the bishop serve the state with his address.

The state attorney in the case, Joyce Buerko Debrah, was not in court due to the strike action by state attorneys in the country.

The trial judge had earlier ordered the state to file its address by May 22, 2015 and had since done so.

The accused told the court that he compensated the panelists of Hot FM who were at the studios when he and his assistants stormed there in 2011.

The bishop said his church elders informed him that the panelists had asked for compensation.

Obinim said this under cross-examination by Mrs. Joyce Buerko Debrah.

The bishop, in his evidence in-chief, stated that he went to the station to clarify issues on allegation of marital infidelity against him which was being discussed, but was rather assaulted and pushed out of the station.

The pastor said he never saw any crowbar at the station and did not have any bodily contact with Kwame Ntim, the host who alleged that he (Obinim) had harmed him.

 By Fidelia Achama

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