Bishop Daniel Obinim, the Head Pastor of the International God’s Way Church has been slapped with fresh criminal charges in the ongoing forgery trial at the Kaneshie District Court.
He has been charged with four counts of conspiracy to publish false news, conspiracy to forge other documents, publication of false news and forgery of other documents.
He has since pleaded not guilty to the charges, reports Graphic Online’s Justice Agbenorsi.
The new charges were slapped on Bishop Obinim when the case came up for hearing on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at the Kaneshie District Court.
Charged alongside Bishop Obinim as an accomplice is Kwabena Otchere, who is the second accused person and four other persons who are at large.
The prosecution withdrew the old charges with the explanation that it had consolidated Obinim’s charge sheet with the charge sheet of the other accused persons.
Bishop Obinim was initially standing trial on charges of publication of false news and forgery.
Obinim was picked up by the police on an arrest warrant issued by the court on May 19, 2020.
Obinim was sent to the court and was granted bail in the sum of GH¢100,000, with three sureties, one to be justified.
According to the police, Obinim is also under investigation for other offences leveled against him.
Brush with the law
This is not the first time that Obinim has had a brush with the law.
In 2018, he, together with two of his pastors, stood trial at the Accra Circuit Court for allegedly assaulting his adopted children — a 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy — in the presence of his congregation.
They were, in September of that same year, subsequently fined a total of GH¢12,000 for the assault on the two teenagers at a church service held in August 2016.