Sex abuse: South African court denies Nigerian Pastor bail
South Africa's Magistrate Court has denied bail to Nigerian Pastor Tim Omotosho who was arraigned for alleged sexual abuse of 30 female members of his congregation.
The 58-year-old "miracle worker" and senior pastor of the Jesus Dominion International, was arrested in South Africa.
The pastor based in Durban, who was arrested inside the toilet at the Port Elizabeth Airport recently, was arraigned in court on Friday and was denied bail.
The police alleged that Mr. Omotoso over the years trafficked about 30 young girls from various branches of his church to a house in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal where he allegedly exploited them sexually.
It was further gathered that he allegedly handpicked the girls and instructed them to live in his house where they were forced to have unprotected sex with him.
Meanwhile, he appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court yesterday where his case was postponed to May 3.
Mr. Omotoso, who is the founder of a 24-hour satellite TV station, Ancient of Days Broadcasting Network (ADBN), which is aired across the Caribbean, Africa, Mexico, Middle East, Europe and the United States, is married and has three children. NAN