Pastor Omotoso the Samaritan revealed in court

Port Elizabeth – Lawyers of Pastor Omotoso have tried their hand at a second bail application for the pastor. His lawyer, Advocate Alwyn Rossouw said the televangelist had initiated numerous projects that had clothed, housed and fed hundreds of underprivileged South African citizen.

The advocate also stated that the Jesus Dominion International Church had raised close to R100 000 towards his bail.
While the pastor was transported to the Visa Facilitation Centre to apply for an extension on his work visa, the state is very adamant that he was in fact in the country illegally. Pastor Omotoso is facing a string of sex crimes. He has had another charge sheet in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court, where he has been charged with being in the country illegally.

The pastor at the Jesus Dominion International Church, which has branches all over the country, faces 22 charges related to the contravention of the Sexual Offences Act, and also includes two counts of rape. Some of the pastor’s complainants include girls as young as 13 years old. He was denied bail in June due to his being a flight risk, among other reasons.

In court, his lawyers have painted the pastor as a good Samaritan who provided shelter and food for many of his followers. Pastor Omotoso remains in police custody.

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