Bishop Daniel Obinim’s lawyer has given the reason why his client was immediately transferred to private doctors following his bail release.
His lawyer, Ralph Poku-Adusei, speaking to Ghanaweb on Friday evening, stated that the leader of the International God’s Way Church was released on bail by the Kaneshie District Court at 3pm yesterday. This was after requirements needed for his bail had been fulfilled.
He stated that Bishop Obinim had been in the police hospital after his arrest because of a peculiar health condition. But did not get the needed treatment from health personnel at the health facility.
“The hospital conditions were not good so he is currently with his private doctors trying to check his conditions so that he can be back to normal life. He has a peculiar heart condition that has been going on for some time so he has private doctors who have been making sure that he was well catered for, he was not receiving that treatment at the police hospital”, he stated during the interview.
Lawyer Poku-Adusei also confirmed earlier reports that police personnel at the CID headquarters did all in their power to frustrate their efforts to fulfill the bail requirements.
It will be recalled that family members who spoke to the media on Thursday, accused the police of trying to frustrate efforts to grant Obinim bail.
According to them, they had been at the police headquarters since morning and given the required documents as sureties. However, he was still not granted bail.
Meanwhile, his lawyer has reacted to the news saying; “The CID came up with all manner of requirements that are needless but eventually we met all the conditions and requirements requested and eventually the bail was executed around 3pm this afternoon at the Kaneshie court and he has gone home.”
Bishop Obinim has been charged for publication of false news and forging of documents contrary to Sections 208 and 159 of the criminal and other Offences Act, 1060 (Act 29) respectively.