The trial of Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso and his co-accused continues on Monday. His re-trial began in the High Court sitting in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.
The charismatic pastor lost a court bid to force the State to provide additional information on the more than 90 charges he’s facing. The accused face charges of r@pe, human trafficking and racketeering.
His first trial collapsed when the judge recused himself due to a perceived conflict of interest.
Omotoso’s lawyer Peter Daubermann has argued some of the charges were too vague for his clients to present an alibi.
The 58-year-old televangelist allegedly trafficked more than 30 girls and women from various branches of his church. The Home Affairs Department has deemed Omotoso a prohibited person in the country.
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