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General News of Tuesday, 23 August 2016


Bishop Obinim replies Counselor Lutterodt

Bishop Daniel Obinim Bishop Daniel Obinim

Bishop Daniel Obinim has reacted to popular radio and television relationship counselor, Reverend George Lutterodt’s comment after the man of God flogged two church members before his congregants.

The counselor during a TV interview said although the Bishop’s act was right, he added that he is not happy about the leader and founder of International God’s Way Church used “Godly hours” to discipline the two.

Mr Lutterodt asked Obinim to apologise to his wife, Florence Obinim for disgracing her in public.

According to Mr Lutterodt, the bishop's comments that he is taking care of the two involved in the immoral act shows he has a broken home, which paints his wife black.

The man of God lauded counselor Lutterodt for backing him for his act, however, on his comments that he shouldn’t have punished them in the presence of his congregation, Obinim said God asked him to discipline them at that time so he couldn’t have done otherwise.

He continued that the church members have no problem with what he did in their presence so there is no apology for them.

Bishop Daniel Obinim was seen in a video flogging the pregnant girl and her boyfriend. Infuriated by the 'couple’s' lustful actions which resulted in a pregnancy, Bishop Obinim flogged the shirtless young man on his bare back with his belt before turning to the girl flogging her mercilessly in the full glare of his congregation.

During the beating, Obinim is heard questioning the jobless young man why he got the girl pregnant when he has no finances for her upkeep and the upbringing of the unborn child.

The girl who was unable to stand the flogging attempted to escape, but she was held by a right-hand man of the bishop to enable the bishop to subject her to more beatings.

After that, Obinim instructed his junior pastors to remove their belts and subject the couple to more flogging.