PASTOR TIM OMOTOSO IN JAIL FOR ANOTHER MONTH

PASTOR TIM OMOTOSO IN JAIL FOR ANOTHER MONTH

THE case against the Jesus Dominion International Church leader was postponed yesterday.

Pastor Tim Omotoso (59) briefly appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrates Court.

State prosecutor Velile Makasana asked the court to postpone the matter to 5 December for a decision from the director of public prosecutions.

“We agreed with the defence that the case should be postponed to 5 December for the decision to centralise the cases.

“The investigation into the human trafficking case is complete while the fraud charge relating to a visa fraudulently obtained is still under investigation,” said Makasana.

Omotoso was slapped with an additional five charges for contravening the Immigration Act.

This was after it emerged that he had used five passports to move in and out of South Africa since his first visit in 2001.

In addition to the new charges, he faces 22 charges relating to sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

Omotoso is alleged to have sexually abused several young women at his church in Umhlanga, Durban under the pretence of healing them.

He was arrested on 20 April by the Hawks shortly after landing at Port Elizabeth International Airport. He had evaded arrest for days.

Omotoso is alleged to have tried to evade arrest by first lying about his flight’s arrival time.

He then hid in the public toilets at the airport when he found armed officers waiting for him.

He has been awaiting his bail application at St Alban’s Prison.

He will remain in custody until 5 December.

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