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Women forcefully removed from Omotoso's trial are actually police officers

By Afikile Lugunya - Oct 9, 2018
Women forcefully removed from Omotoso's trial are actually police officers

It has emerged that the two women that were thrown out of the Port Elizabeth High Court on Tuesday after claiming to be controversial Nigerian televangelist, Timothy 'Tim' Omotoso's, security detail, are actually local police officers.

The drama came as members of the Jesus Dominion International church insist that Omotoso is innocent of the many charges brougth against him and his co-accused.

Omotoso, Lusanda Solani and Zukiswa Sitho, are facing 97 charges in total, 63 of those charges constitute the main charge sheet while 34 are alternative charges. The charges include racketeering activities, sexual assault and rape.

According to police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu, "It is alleged that at about 10:00, on Tuesday morning, two off-duty policewomen were removed from the High Court in Port Elizabeth after being questioned by the investigating officer in the Omotoso case".

She said that according to information received, the two Constables arrived at court earlier, produced their appointment certificates and informed the court security that they were there as ‘protocol observers.’

The two women exposed 

"They were allowed into the court. However, the security reported the matter to the investigating officer, who approached the women and questioned them," Col Naidu said.

"They were removed from the court by uniformed officials.

"Supporters followed them out there was a commotion outside the court room."

She said that the two police Constables were taken away by the supporters.

"The incident is being internally investigated by police."

Speaking for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Tsepo Ndwalaza, confirmed that the women were indeed Jesus Dominion International church members.

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