A popular Nigerian pastor in Durban, South Africa, Tim Omotoso of the Jesus Dominion International has been arrested over allegations of sexually abusing teenage girls in his church.

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He was apprehended at the Port Elizabeth Airport in the restroom yesterday minutes after his flight from Durban landed.

Tim Omotoso was earlier declared wanted by South African police for allegedly abusing young girls at his Umhlanga home. A large crowd trooped out to ask if the allegations of human trafficking was true after his arrest.

Hawks spokesman, Lieutenant- Colonel Robert Netshiunda said the pastor, Timothy Omotoso, 58, had been charged with human trafficking and would appear in Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court today.

“There is a possibility of us adding more charges,” he said.

He said Omotoso had allegedly trafficked women and girls from various branches of his church to a house in Umhlanga Rocks, Kwa- Zulu-Natal, where they were sexually exploited.

Omotoso, will be represented by Port Elizabeth attorney, Alwyn Griebenow and Advocate, Terry Price SC.


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