The Kaneshie Magistrate Court earlier today adjourned the trial of Bishop Daniel Obinim, leader and founder of the International God’s Way Church, and one other, standing trial over forgery and false pretense.
The case was earlier scheduled for today with the hope that the prosecution will be informing the court on progress made so far with investigations into the matter.
However, the case had to be adjourned to April 21, following the absence of the Presiding Magistrate, Rosemond Agyiri.
The prosecution led by Detective Sergeant Richard Amoah together with Louis Yiadom Boakye and Akua Boadiwaa Boateng who held brief for Dela Blagogee Esq. of Blagogee, Blacksword & Co. then agreed on April 21, 2021, to return to court.
Bishop Daniel Obinim and Kwabena Okyere have been charged with publication of false news and forgery of documents which has been found to be contrary to Section 159 (c) of 29, 1960.
The two, together with three other accomplices who are currently at large are facing four counts of conspiracy to publish false news, conspiracy to forge other documents, publication of false news, and forgery of documents.
Bishop Obinim found himself in tentacles of the law after it came to light that he had forged and published a Police Persons Wanted Form against a man identified as Isaac Opoku, a resident of Kumasi, without official endorsement by the Police Service.
The said wanted person form bearing the details of the supposed fugitive called Isaac Opoku, according to court documents, was circulated on social media accounts of certain individuals who are linked to Obinim including Mr. Okyere.
Sources explain that Bishop Obinim tailored the entire plan in order to help him retrieve an amount of GHc51,280 he had deposited into the Bank Account of Isaac Opoku which he is refusing to return.