Televangelist Timothy Omotoso refused bail

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Televangelist Timothy Omotoso refused bail

Kathryn Kimberley | 2017-06-09 11:02:36.0

Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso being arrested. File photo

Image by: FREDLIN ADRIAAN

Controversial televangelist Timothy Omotoso was refused bail in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s court on Friday.

Omotoso faces 22 charges related to contravening the Sexual Offences Act‚ with two definite charges of rape contained in the charge sheet.

He was arrested in April this year.

Omotoso had allegedly trafficked women and girls from various branches of his church and taken them to a house in Umhlanga Rocks‚ KwaZulu-Natal‚ where they were sexually exploited.

The Nigerian televangelist is a senior pastor of Jesus Dominion International‚ whose headquarters are in Durban‚ with a Port Elizabeth branch in Govan Mbeki Avenue.



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