Controversial Nigerian pastor in Durban, South Africa, Tim Omotoso of the Jesus Dominion International is been declared wanted by the country’s police for allegedly abusing young girls at his Umhlanga home.
According to South African Broadcasting Corporation 3, SABC3’s Special Assignment, Omotoso allegedly handpicked the girls and instructed them to live in his house where they were forced to have unprotected sex with him.
The Police Spokesperson, Lt-Col Robert Netshiunda, said Omotoso had gone underground and all three cell phones linked to him had been deactivated.
“We are investigating the matter and we will only lay charges after getting him,” Netshiunda said.
The Nigerian pastor allegedly molested more than 30 young girls on the pretext of rescuing them from drugs.
Some of the girls had reportedly dropped out of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, while others began travelling while singing for the pastor’s group, known as Simply Christolite.
Bishop Vusi Dube of the National Interfaith Council of South Africa said he had always had reservations about the way Omotoso conducted himself.
Dube said, “I challenge all honest Nigerian pastors to condemn this. If they don’t, there will be assumptions that they have no problem with this behaviour.”