South African Court denies Pastor Tim Omotosho bail

A magistrate court in South Africa has denied granting bail to Pastor Tim Omotosho, a Nigerian clergyman who has been arraigned for allegedly sexually molesting about 30 female members of his congregation.

Omotosho is the senior pastor of Jesus Dominion International and 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.

The 58-year-old Nigerian was arrested in South Africa while he was hiding inside a toilet at the Port Elizabeth Airport and was arraigned in court on Friday.

The magistrate court in Port Elizabeth denied him bail at his appearance on Friday and postponed his case till May 3.

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The police is accusing Omotosho of trafficking over 30 young girls from different branches of his church to a house in Umhlanga, Kwazulu-Natal, where he is alleged to have abused them sexually.

Omotosho was said to have handpicked the girls by himself and directed them to live in his house where he had unprotected sex with them.