Controversial Bishop Obinim sells coronavirus anointing oil to his members for N13, 000 which is the equivalent of Ghc 200 (200 Ghana cedis).
Bishop Daniel Obinim, the founder and leader of International Godsway Ministries, has launched a healing anointing oil to safeguard members from the deadly coronavirus.
The controversial religious leader who is popularly known as Angel Obinim launched the oil on Sunday, March 1. He said the coronavirus pandemic gives him sleepless nights as he fears that it may find it’s way to Ghana, so he decided to come up with an oil to protect people from getting infected.
The anointing oil is said to cost Ghc 200. He is quoted as saying that his anointing oil is vetted and approved by the Heaven’s Division of Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).
Bishop Obinim or Angel Obinim was born on 29 August, 1977. He is Ghanaian pastor known for self-proclaimed spiritual powers and extreme Christian practices which have often sparked national outrage for infringement on rights of church members. He is married to Florence Obinim, Ghanaian Gospel music iconic.
Founder and Leader of the church, Bishop Daniel Obinim in recent news, asked his members to bring their panties, brassieres and boxer shots to the altar for spiritual direction.
Daniel Obinim is the Head Pastor of the International Godsway Ministries with branches in Ghana.
International God’s Way Ministries can be located in Kumasi, Accra and Tema etc.
His Controversies chronicled
Stepping on Woman’s Belly
In 2014 Obinim was seen on television stepping on the belly of a woman in a “deliverance” ritual.This led the Amnesty International in Ghana to call for his prosecution for assault.
Confrontation with Angel Gabriel
In a viral video circulated in the early days of May 2018, on social media, Angel Obinim is seen arguing with invisible creatures, who he disclosed to be his master in the heavenly realm and Angel Gabriel. He spoke in a strange language and explained to the congregation that he was being interrogated by the master for a task he and his partner, Angel Gabriel, could not fully complete. In proving that he was not at fault, he said to the master “Father ask him, yes you can ask him Gabriel. Yes because I went there with Angel Gabriel. I went there with him”. He continued to have the conversation with the heavenly cohort and finally revealed that his master had forgiven him and promised to pay his partner back for almost getting him in trouble.
In 2016, he declared was an angel
Daniel Obinim has made several public controversial declarations. He declared he was an angel, which led to the name “Angel Obinim” given to him by his church. He also seemed to have conjured a passport for a church member who lost his. In 2016, he told his church he could transform himself and others into objects and animals. Jon Benjamin, the British High Commissioner to Ghana, ridiculed him for these claims over Twitter.
2016 flogging case
Obinim in August 2016 publicly flogged two teenagers, one of whom was pregnant, on live television, accusing them of fornicating and conspiring to abort a pregnancy, leading to public outcry, after the video also went viral on social media. Ghana’s Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection Nana Oye Lithur herself led a campaign for his arrest, by lodging a complaint to the Ghana Police Service Domestic Violence and Victims’ Support Unit (DOVVSU). He was subsequently arrested.
Following the arrest, hundreds of his church members besieged the police station where he was held to demand his release, a move that was seen to be the first of its kind involving a religious leader. They also threatened not to vote for the current government in Ghana’s upcoming election in December 2016 if Obinim is not released. The protesters were dispersed with a water cannon
Is there a end to his controversies.
Controversies culled from Wikipedia