Bishop Daniel Obinim, the founder of the International Godsway Church, has boasted of his wealth, which he says is evidence of God’s blessings in his life.
In an interview with Joy News, Obinim said he had 20 houses, eight Range Rovers and five Infinity SUVs. He said he had also bought three Chrysler vehicles for his junior pastors.
“My car is [Range Rover] Autobiography’ meaning the car’s brain power is superior to that of a human being. If you cross that car, it stops automatically and its door is not slammed; it shuts by itself. It is also bulletproof,” he said.
Explaining why he is referred to as “Angel”, Obinim claimed that Jesus visited him in a dream and gave him an “angelic” gift.
He said if he remained a committed Christian, it was possible that Jesus would make him a god in the near future.
“…Maybe the next time God will say: ‘Obinim, now I’ve made you a god, you can even conjure up money’,” he said.
A controversial preacher, Obinim has made headlines for outlandish claims such as having the ability to transform into a snake and bite people. He had also claimed to have the power to raise the dead and make men’s private parts bigger.
In 2014, Obinim was widely criticised for stomping on a pregnant woman while supposedly praying for her in his church.