“Obinim has never said anywhere that he can resurrect Bob Okala. The media houses making such reports should bring the evidence or apologise to him. We first saw the report on a satirical online page and we laughed it off but it is sad that some mainstream media houses are also publishing without verifying and when we complain, they will say Obinim is controversial,” a member of Bishop Obinim’s communication team told NEWS-ONE on Wednesday.
Bishop Obinim has in recent times had a cause to complain about what he described as “provocative” and “untrue” media reports about him.
The most recent of such “untrue” media reports was that Obinim’s vehicle had on Tuesday morning killed a young school girl.
Though the report turned out to be false, Obinim is yet to get an apology or a retraction from the media houses which put out the report.
The Bishop made reference to a recent media report which went viral alleging that he had said it was his special prayers that enhanced the body shape of Peace Hyde, a popular television presenter whose body shape cannot be avoided by the eyes of any right-thinking male adult.
Obinim complained that though he had never set eyes on Peace Hyde and had never claimed to have prayed for her, there were media houses reporting that he had made such a claim.
The controversial Bishop also expressed misgivings about yet another media report which alleged that he had claimed he was the one who prayed to make young actor Abraham Attah gain international recognition.
Again, Obinim said he never made such statements and expressed surprise that a section of the media fabricated such stories and reported same as news.