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Alleged assault on journalist Bishop Obinim freed

According to the judge presiding over the case Justice Abdulai Iddrisu, the prosecution failed provide credible evidence against Obinim as the witnesses brought before the court were not credible enough.

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An Accra High Court has acquitted and discharged the head pastor of the International Godsway Ministries, Bishop Daniel Obinim, who allegedly assaulted a radio panelist at Hot FM, an Accra-based radio station 2011.

Bishop Obinim [in blue] with his wife and other pastors leave the courtroom happily play

Bishop Obinim [in blue] with his wife and other pastors leave the courtroom happily

 

According to the judge presiding over the case Justice Abdulai Iddrisu, the prosecution failed provide credible evidence against Obinim as the witnesses brought before the court were not credible enough.

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The judge further stated the prosecution could have brought any of the people present in the studio on the said day to give a more credible account of the took place but failed.

Bishop Obinim [in blue] with wife, Florence Obinim [in an African print] and other pastors rejoicing play

Bishop Obinim [in blue] with wife, Florence Obinim [in an African print] and other pastors rejoicing

 

Bishop Obinim was initially arraigned with his associate pastors – Kingsley Baah and Kofi Akwetey – and together charged with conspiracy to assault, unlawful entry and assault but the trial judge in a ruling on a submission of no case, freed them (associate pastors).

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The judge dismissed all the charges against the bishop leaving the offence of assault on the host of the Hot FM programme, Nya Asem Hwe Kwame Okatakyie.

Bishop Obinim's car at court premises play

Bishop Obinim's car at court premises

 

Bishop Obinim had told the court in his evidence that he compensated the panelists of Hot FM, who were at the studio when he and his boys stormed there in 2011.

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