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Pastor Tim Omotoso lawyers seek visa extension or he could become illegal

By Afikile Lugunya - Aug 29, 2017
Pastor Tim Omotoso lawyers seek visa extension or he could become illegal

The new bail application of controversial Nigerian televangelist and Senior pastor of the Jesus Dominion International church, Tim Omotoso, who has been languishing at St Albans Prison since April, has been postponed to 14:00hrs on Tuesday to allow for his new legal team to obtain a letter from the Department of Home Affairs as his visa is due to expire on Wednesday.

This new legal team is expected to apply for bail for the disgraced man of cloth in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court based on new facts after his first application failed.

Due to his Visa expiring on 30th of August, Omotoso’s lawyer asked the Magistrate to approve the postponement of the court until 14h00 while they go to Home Affairs to get the verification of a letter that was issued on 13th of August 2017.

His lawyer also said the if they don’t get the verification of the letter before Wednesday, then Omotoso will be standing in the court as an illegal immigrant when the bail application resumes.

Jesus Dominion congregants came in their numbers on Tuesday morning chanting and waving placards in support of their Pastor, who they refer to as 'Daddy'.

Outside the court, armed policemen stood ready to respond to any protests.

Omotoso's wife also attended the proceedings in support her husband, who entered the room wearing a blue-navy suit matching what she was wearing.