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Bishop Wiseman Denies Selling Bogus Covid 19 Cure

Bishop Climate Wiseman will stand trial in July 2022 after been accused of selling bogus Covid-19 cure.

The 46 year old bishop is alleged to have sold bottled oil and a piece of red yarn for £91 after telling people the mixture would treat or protect against coronavirus.

Bishop Wiseman, who heads the Kingdom Church in Camberwell, south London, was charged with fraud but he denied all wrongdoing.

The charge was read at the Inner London Crown Court on Monday where he was accompanied by some of his supporters.

He confirmed his identity before pleading not guilty to a single charge of fraud and two charges under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations between March 23 and 24.

The charges allege he made false representations while trading as ‘Bishop Climate Ministries’ in person, online, and through instructional and testimonial videos.

Prosecutors say he made ‘untrue and misleading’ claims concerning the ability of an oil mixture marketed as ‘Divine Cleansing Oil’ or as part of a ‘Divine Plague Prevention Kit’.

His legal representative Nargees Choudhary said her client was not an ‘anti-vaxxer’ and had been double jabbed.

She said he is free to practise his religion and denies being ‘dishonest’ or acting in a deceitful way’.

Wiseman pumped his fist in the air as he left the court to cheers from chanting supporters.

Judge Benedict Kelleher released Wiseman on unconditional bail ahead of his trial at the same court next year.