Monday, April 24, 2017

Nigerian Pastor Nabbed for Human Trafficking & Sexual Assault in South Africa

Timothy Omotoso
It was a dramatic scene at a South African airport on Thursday when the country’s police swooped on a Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso, accused of sexually molesting girls in his congregation.

Mr. Omotoso, who is based in Durban, South Africa, was arraigned in court on Friday and was denied bail. He is likely to spend 12 nights behind bars, according to South African media.

The 58-year old pastor was arrested inside the toilet at the Port Elizabeth Airport shortly after he disembarked from his flight, says a report published by a South African newspaper, The Herald.

The paper said that about eight heavily-armed policemen were in the airport searching for the pastor.

It said that the policemen went into the toilet, dragged out the unidentified woman before arresting Mr. Omotoso.

Robert Netshiunda, a spokesperson of the Tactical Response Team, TRT, the special police unit that arrested Mr. Omotoso later said of the pastor’s arrest: “We can’t say he wanted to run. We can say he sought refuge in the toilets.”

The police alleged that Mr. Omotoso over the years trafficked about 30 young women from various branches of his church to a house in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal where he allegedly exploited them sexually.

In a tweet, the new South African Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula has praised Pastor Tim Omotosho's victims for speaking up. The former Minister of Sports stated this following the arrest of the Nigerian pastor, who is accused of sexually molesting girls and women

Meanwhile, the South Africa’s branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has called on the country’s authorities to follow due process in the handling of the case.

CAN, according to a report aired by Channels Television, expressed fears that Mr. Omotoso’s arrest might trigger more anti-Nigerian sentiment in South Africa.

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.


  1. May God save Christians. They are not getting it right

    1. Amen. We are not getting it right. May God open our eyes of understanding and enlighten us with his knowledge



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